South of Scotland Enterprise Agency Must Drive Forward Social Enterprise

Posted: 18 June 2018, in Press Release


South of Scotland enterprise agency must drive forward social enterprise

Social Enterprise Scotland is calling for the proposed new enterprise agency for the South of Scotland to put social enterprise growth at the core of economic development.

The call comes after a Scottish Government consultation on the proposed new enterprise agency.

Duncan Thorp, spokesperson for Social Enterprise Scotland, said:

“The South of Scotland has many strengths but a new enterprise agency could do much more to build a thriving and inclusive economy.

“The proposed new agency must drive forward social enterprise growth and support, as well as promoting a fair and circular economy – this is how success will be measured.

“It’s time for a new kind of enterprise agency that puts social enterprise at the vanguard of economic development – let’s not miss this golden opportunity for real change.”



1 The full Social Enterprise Scotland consultation response here.

2 The Scottish Government consultation document here

3 Find out more about social enterprise here.