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Not Just Business As Usual



A introduction to social enterprise for a group of University students.

A introduction to social enterprise for a group of University students.



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  • 1. Social enterprise not just business as usual
  • 2. What I’ll cover today
    • Who am I?
    • Why do I do what I do?
    • A few examples
    • Why does social enterprise matter?
    • Opportunities
  • 3. What have I done?
    • University of Leeds - Spanish & French
    • Senda Juvenil
    • Trade for Change
    • Social Enterprise Leeds
    • WYSE School
    • Social Business Consulting
  • 4. Who am I and what do I do?
    • Training - market research, marketing, social business planning
    • Consultancy - social enterprise
    • Mentoring
    Photo from Ant Smallwood via
  • 5. What is a social enterprise?
    • Trying to define a social enterprise can be like trying to define an elephant - very difficult and not much point, because you certainly know one when you see one.
  • 6.
    • Lots more information on social enterprise
  • 7. What do they look like?
    • Social enterprises:
    • Are enterprising in their approach
    • Have clear social objectives
    • Have a structure which enables social ownership and accountability
  • 8. Bulky Bobs
  • 9. Cafédirect
  • 10. The Eden Project
  • 11.
    • If you believe there should be a place that explores what a great future might look like...that celebrates life and puts champagne in the veins... then welcome to the Eden Project... That's why we built this place and that's where the money goes.
  • 12. Angels Housekeeping
  • 13. Why all the fuss?
    • Big government agenda to deliver services differently
    • Grants for third sector organisations becoming more scarce
    • Social problems need socially entrepreneurial solutions
  • 14. Opportunities for you
    • Social enterprises need talented graduates as much as any other business
    • Social enterprise offers a different route into business - often for people who wouldn’t otherwise go into business
  • 15. Liam Black, Fifteen Foundation
    • “ Getting and holding on to people who are happy to live with the pressures of balancing the commercial and social missions is really difficult.
    • I would say this is the biggest barrier to scaling up the social enterprise part of the economy in this country.”
  • 16. Contact me
    • Rob Greenland [email_address]
    • 0113 257 3942
  • 17.
    • Lots more information on social enterprise