Peter Holbrook presentation: 24 April 2012

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The British Council, The Kitchen and Office of Ethnic Affairs present:
An afternoon chat with Peter Holbrook.

Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, shares how social enterprise models will let communities stay ahead of the curve.

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  • WHO ARE THEY? ‘Beneficiaries’, ‘users’, ‘clients’ ; Career changers (corporate; public sector); Young people / graduates; Silver radicals; Third sector professionals and volunteers; Everyone? What do we look for? (personal) Responsibility; Prone to action / not risk-averse; Innovative / creative; Visionary: have clear mission; Pragmatic; Persistent / committed; Resourceful / adaptable / opportunistic; + Engagement with community they are aiming to serve


  • 1. Peter HolbrookSocial Enterprise UK
  • 2. CoursesInfantmassageToddler andtantrumtoolkitGrowingpainsAll changeWhatever!BricSpeakeasyDrugproofyour kids
  • 3. “We need to recognise thefull potential that socialenterprise has. It’s not justabout helping to tackle socialproblems at the communitylevel; it’s about mainstreambusinesses delivering publicservices with a distinctivefocus on quality, serving thecommunity, and employeepride. You showed us thatsocial enterprises are not justcreating social good, butcreating jobs andopportunity.”
  • 4. P3 working with re offenders
  • 5. P3 working with re offenders
  • 6. Our definition:Organisations whose stated primary objective is to achieve social impact rather thangenerating profit for owners and shareholders.
  • 7. - What is a social entrepreneur? R B A social entrepreneur is someone who works in an entrepreneurial manner, but V E for primarily social benefit. Driven by a social mission, they aim to address unmet needs to improve people’s lives.- What is a social enterprise? U N A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives, whose N O surpluses are reinvested in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders or owners.
  • 8. Together with our members we are the voicefor social enterprise. We do research, provideinformation and tools, share knowledge, build networks, raise awareness and campaign to create a business environment where social enterprises can thrive.
  • 9. Representing: 10’s of 000s social enterprises A network of 9000 businesses 600 voting members An elected council of 46 A majority elected board of 12£24-54bn to the UK economy 1 million staff
  • 10. The role of social enterprises, charities and co- operatives in our public services will be enhanced.Policy Trends
  • 11. Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012Establishing ‘social value’ principles inpublic procurement UK = £216bn/yr on procurement
  • 12. P3 working with re offenders
  • 13. Examples of joint working co-commissioningand social enterprise
  • 14. Examples of joint working co-commissioningand social enterprise
  • 15. Examples of joint working co-commissioningand social enterprise
  • 16. Examples of joint working co-commissioningand social enterprise
  • 17. Examples of joint working co-commissioningand social enterprise
  • 18. 2010:£17bn p.a.123,000 staff
  • 19. Coin Street Community Buildrers
  • 20. €14bn, 84,000employees, 80%within Spain
  • 21. "I’m a recovering heroin addict.Open Door helped me by gettingme on a controlled medicationprogramme and also helped meget a university course which I’mcurrently undertaking. I givemany thanks to Open Door as Icouldn’t have done this withoutthem."
  • 22. 68,000 social enterprises:39% based in deprived areas58% grew last year compared to 28% ofSME’s57% predict growth next yearMore diverse: 80%have at least 1 womandirector, 28% have a BME director75% actively involve beneficiaries
  • 23. Management is doing thingsright; leadership is doing theright thingsPeter F Drucker
  • 24. Twitter: @SocEnt_UK @peteholbrook