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Our future The Peel Group is a dynamic and fast-paced organisation. We deliver in partnership through a proactive, entrepreneurial approach, with a vast range of private, public and community partners. The needs of our millions of customers will always be at the heart of what we do. Determination. Perseverance. Patience.
Members' Meeting July 2013
Gemma Hargreaves & Kim Newton - MSP
Iain Taylor - Peel Holdings
Colin McCallum - University of Salford
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July 25, 2013
Investing for tomorrow
The Business Group Salford
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The 7 Principles of Social Business
1. The business objective will be to overcome poverty, or one or more problems
(such as education, health, technology access, and environment) which
threaten people and society; not just profit maximization.
2. Financial and economic sustainability.
3. Investors get back their investment amount only. No dividend is given beyond
4. When the investment amount is paid back, company profit stays with the
company for expansion and improvement.
5. Every social business is environmentally conscious.
6. The workforce gets a market wage with better working conditions.
7. ...do it with joy. Social business is about making the world a better place.
The Centre for Social Business
promotes research and
consultancy in areas such as
microfinance, community issues,
social housing, sustainable design,
corporate social responsibility and
The Centre also aims to focus upon social
business activity within the City of Salford: -
contributing to its development and drawing
from the skills that exist within Salford to
provide academic qualifications in social
business, tailored executive training in
social business, underpinned by a thriving
research community examining social
“A structure that harnesses the energy
of profit-making to the objective of
fulfilling human needs, social business
creates self-supporting, viable
commercial enterprises that generate
economic growth even as they produce
goods and services that make the world
a better place”.
Work with local social enterprises to identify their needs from
infrastructure and develop a model for a sustainable and self
funding peer network and infrastructure support.
A ‘Social enterprise’ is a third sector organisation which has a
wider accountability to the community and the public via a board
of trustees or a membership and where all profits will be
reinvested in their social purpose.
Transforming Local Infrastructure (TLI) is money from the Office for Civic
Society, administered by the Big Fund. TLI aims to produce short term funding
(over 18 months from April 2012) to transform infrastructure activities so that
they are more sustainable and less dependent on support from central
Analysis and mapping of current provision
103 social enterprises, 12 business support providers, 38 businesses
and academic partners.
Survey and online presence
An active and trusted network
Strong volunteer board/steering committee with representation from
respected SEs, local businesses, university, college
Must reflect Salford’s social economy
Dedicated web presence
The Business Group Salford:
Established in 1999.
Almost 1000 members throughout every ward in Salford
and the surrounding areas
Sole Traders, Ltd Companies, Partnerships, Charities,
Community Organisations, Co-operatives, Social
Enterprises, Public Sector, Further Education
Reiki for pets, laughter yoga, belly-dancers
Green energy, robotics, precision manufacturing
Turnover from £3k - £0.5bn
Supporting local businesses:
www.thebusinessgroup.org - News/Funding/Events
Business of the Month
Social Enterprise Forum - 29th
Summer Social – 12th
Members’ Meeting - 26th
Seminars October - April
Community Enterprise in Broughton