Social Enterprises


The time is right for social enterprises to make a splash in UK construction

Josh Steiner from Wates Construction, looks at how small social enterprises can capitalise on business growth opportunities currently present in the construction sector.


Are social entrepreneurs the world’s best hope?

Here's why social entrepreneurs are the new change-makers in a post-Brexit world.

Growth Planning

From mission to manpower – Top tips for growing a successful social enterprise

Having recently become a Business is GREAT Britain ambassador, Divine Chocolate managing director Sophi Tranchell reveals her tips for building a successful social enterprise.


Good for business

Many owner-managers run their business for reasons other than money and glory. We profile five business people who have put good causes at the heart of their social ventures.


HCT Group seals ‘benchmark’ loan deal

A social enterprise in the transport sector has raised £3 million from Bridges Ventures and the Futurebuilders Fund.


Fiona Dawe of YouthNet: The internet and social enterprises

Fiona Dawe, CEO of online-only young people's advice service Youthnet, explains how the internet has driven the social enterprise's success.


Social entrepreneur: Julia Ashley

Speed and ease of putting new ideas into action is vital for Julia Ashley, new business director at London-based housing association and care provider Central and Cecil.

Growth Planning

Liam Black: Difficult times for social enterprises

Liam Black, co-founder of leadership development organisation Wavelength Communications, explains how the downturn is creating a harsher environment for social enterprises.

Growth Planning

Uday Thakkar: Setting up a social enterprise

Uday Thakkar, MD of consultancy Red Ochre, on why he abandoned a successful corporate career to set up a social enterprise.


Todd Hannula: All in a good cause

For Todd Hannula, success wasn’t enough. A former salesman, dotcom entrepreneur and ‘corporate boob’, as he puts it, Hannula was pursuing a lucrative career in the US when in the summer of 2005 he decided to give it all up.