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Cwsep 2010

  1. 1. supporting enterprising communities
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cheshire and Warrington Social Enterprise Partnership is a membership organisation providing infrastructure support to develop the social enterprise sector within the sub-region </li></ul><ul><li>The Partnership was established in 2005 and became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of the members on our Board are drawn from local social enterprises </li></ul>About us
  3. 3. <ul><li>We have partner organisations working in each of the other four sub-regions in the North West and collectively we own Social Enterprise North West to enable us to work effectively at a regional and national level </li></ul>About us
  4. 4. <ul><li>Social enterprises are businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The pioneers of social enterprise can be traced as far back to the1840s, at least, in Rochdale, where a workers' co-operative was set up to provide high quality affordable food in response to factory conditions that were considered to be exploitative. </li></ul><ul><li>In the UK, a resurgence of social enterprise started in the late 1990s with the coming together of different traditions, including co-operatives, community enterprises, enterprising voluntary organisations and other forms of social business. </li></ul>History of the sector
  6. 6. <ul><li>Social enterprises operate in almost every industry in the UK,  from health and social care to renewable energy, from retail to recycling, from employment to sport, from housing to education. Whatever they do, they do it differently from typical business, because they are driven by a social and/or environmental mission, and they are focused on the community they serve.  </li></ul><ul><li>According to 2005-2007 data from the Annual Survey of Small Business UK, there are approximately 62,000 social enterprises in the UK with a combined turnover of at least £27 billion. Social enterprises account for 5% of all businesses with employees, and contribute £8.4 billion per year to the UK economy. </li></ul>Scale of the sector
  7. 7. <ul><li>Providing a voice for local social enterprises and representing their views to public bodies at a local level and, through our networks, at a regional and national level </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting networking within the sector to improve communication, peer support and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting and supporting the development and growth of the sector through startup and ongoing business support </li></ul>Our Services
  8. 8. <ul><li>Raising standards within the sector by providing access to information and support </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the strategic involvement of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting social enterprises to identify and fill gaps in local service provision </li></ul>Our Services
  9. 9. <ul><li>We have two categories of membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Category A for social enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Category B for other organisations and individuals that support our aims </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membership is currently free </li></ul>Membership
  10. 10. <ul><li>Unit C17, Stanlaw Abbey Business Cente </li></ul><ul><li>Dover Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Ellesmere Port </li></ul><ul><li>CH65 9BF </li></ul><ul><li>0151 355 4488 </li></ul><ul><li>Manager: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Network Support Officer: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Contact