Social Enterprise Scotland Launches New National Survey

Posted: 21 March 2014, in Press Release

Friday 21 March 2014
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Social Enterprise Scotland Launches New National Survey

Social Enterprise Scotland, the national membership and campaigning body, has launched a new national survey for social enterprises.

The Social Enterprise Survey Scotland 2014 covers policy and related areas, social investment and communications. The short survey is open to any social enterprise in Scotland and can be accessed here.

It’s aim is to gather the views, experiences and expertise of social enterprises from across Scotland and to provide a valuable resource for social entrepreneurs, for policy-makers and for support bodies.

Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Scotland, said:

“It’s essential that we gather the views and experiences of social enterprises and understand what they want and need to thrive. We can then use this information to better inform our policy and campaigning and get the best deal for all social enterprises.”

“Social enterprise is a way of doing business that confronts the economic challenges we face and contributes to economic growth, as well as having big social impacts.”

The survey is supported by Resilient Scotland, Social Investment Scotland, The Link Group Ltd and The Wise Group.


Background information

1 What is Social Enterprise? Social enterprise is a dynamic and inspiring way of doing business. Social enterprises are innovative, independent businesses that exist specifically for social and/or environmental purposes. Read more here.

2 What examples are there? Diverse examples include: The Big Issue, The Wise Group, Divine Chocolate, Cornerstone, Kibble Education and Care Centre, media co-op, Glasgow Housing Association, Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, Link Group Ltd, the Eden Project in Cornwall, Capital Credit Union, The Grameen Foundation, Mondragon Corporation in the Basque Country and the Homeless World Cup.