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The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition celebrates the 5th anniversary since its incorporation this month. It will mark the milestone with a members’ ‘birthday party’ at The Lot in Edinburgh next week (Wednesday 22 December).
The Coalition is the collective membership-led policy and campaigning voice for social enterprise – businesses with a social or environmental purpose – in Scotland. It now represents over 2,500 members across the country, operating eight different business models across 32 business sectors.
Antonia Swinson, chief executive of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, said: “Scotland has a proud history of social enterprise, the inventor of the world’s first savings bank, mutual insurer and co op. We launched the Coalition in 2005 with the intention of reclaiming social enterprise, working together to champion this unique business model to policy makers.
“Social enterprise is changing the way we do business and driving positive change in communities across Scotland. Our rapid growth and success over the last five years demonstrates this strong appetite for change, as society looks for additional benefits and real added value in products and services.”
Reviewing some of the Coalition’s key milestones and achievements:
The Social Enterprise Scotland Awards run by the Coalition are now established as Scotland’s premier awards for the movement.
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