Naomi Johnson
–Executive Director, Firstport
–Vice –Chair of the SECC
Innovating for good. Dublin 2010
Why Scotland supports social
enterprise
• What is social enterprise?
• Why is it important?
• How do we create an environm...
“Social Enterprises are dynamic
businesses with a social purpose. They
have social aims, trade in competitive
markets and ...
•Demographics and stats
•Drive and passion
•Sole traders through to global trading
There is no one picture or
description....
Maslow’s
hierarchy of
need
•Banking crisis
•Trust in companies is at a low
•Trust in the West generally is low. Terrorism is
a real threat
•The gap b...
•Innovation is important to the economy.
•Entrepreneurship in times of recession
•Public sector spending pressures
•Need t...
•Financial framework
•Support and advice
•Procurement
•Profile and awareness
Creating a supportive environment
“In 2005 research indicated there are at least
1,100 social enterprises in Scotland employing
30,000 people and adding £1....
•Key groups involved in lobbying and promotion
•SECC established in 2005 by intermediary
bodies
•Just launched latest mani...
•First social enterprise strategy in 2007
•April 2008 to March 2011 - Enterprising Third
Sector Action Plan.
•Support for ...
"Social enterprise has a vital role to play in helping the
Executive with some of its main commitments for
Scotland - grow...
In 2008 - Enterprising Third Sector
“The Scottish Government wants to create the right
operating conditions in which an en...
Three contracts from April 2011
• Business support
• Funding and finance
• Opening up markets
There is also uncertainty in...
SSEC has made significant influence
Support from Scottish Government has made a
difference
But...still implementation at l...
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Naomi Johnson (Vice-Chairperson SECC & Director of Firstpost

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Transcripts - Naomi Johnson (Vice-Chairperson SECC & Director of Firstpost

  • 1. Naomi Johnson –Executive Director, Firstport –Vice –Chair of the SECC Innovating for good. Dublin 2010
  • 2. Why Scotland supports social enterprise • What is social enterprise? • Why is it important? • How do we create an environment for social enterprise to thrive? • What support is there and what difference has it made?
  • 3. “Social Enterprises are dynamic businesses with a social purpose. They have social aims, trade in competitive markets and reinvest their profits for community benefit.” - Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition What is social enterprise?
  • 4. •Demographics and stats •Drive and passion •Sole traders through to global trading There is no one picture or description...motivation is the key. Who is a social entrepreneur....
  • 5. Maslow’s hierarchy of need
  • 6. •Banking crisis •Trust in companies is at a low •Trust in the West generally is low. Terrorism is a real threat •The gap between the rich and poor is getting bigger and we fear upcoming cuts, job losses and their impact on our communities. We live in changing times...
  • 7. •Innovation is important to the economy. •Entrepreneurship in times of recession •Public sector spending pressures •Need to have social innovation if we also want to get the best from our public sector •Social entrepreneurs also lead new ideas in the private sector •Business ethics and corporate reputation Why are social entrepreneurs important?
  • 8. •Financial framework •Support and advice •Procurement •Profile and awareness Creating a supportive environment
  • 9. “In 2005 research indicated there are at least 1,100 social enterprises in Scotland employing 30,000 people and adding £1.25 bn to the national economy. More recent local and national studies suggest the true figure could be more than 3,000” - DTI And so to Scotland...
  • 10. •Key groups involved in lobbying and promotion •SECC established in 2005 by intermediary bodies •Just launched latest manifesto (Scotland elections May 5th 2011) Lobbying and promotion
  • 11. •First social enterprise strategy in 2007 •April 2008 to March 2011 - Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan. •Support for post March 2011 had been announced Government buy in....
  • 12. "Social enterprise has a vital role to play in helping the Executive with some of its main commitments for Scotland - growing the economy, delivering excellent public services and supporting stronger communities together with developing a vibrant third sector. "The time has come for social enterprise to take a much more central role in our society…” Rhona Brankin Promotion, opening markets, increasing finance range , Back to 2007
  • 13. In 2008 - Enterprising Third Sector “The Scottish Government wants to create the right operating conditions in which an enterprising third sector can play a full role in the development, design and delivery of policy and services in Scotland, putting the people of Scotland at the heart of their plans. … Our ambition is for Scotland to lead the world in the development of a truly enterprising third sector.” John Swinney, Finance Minister
  • 14. Three contracts from April 2011 • Business support • Funding and finance • Opening up markets There is also uncertainty in third sector, upcoming election and budget announcements... SSEC has just launched its manifesto...the work continues Moving forwards
  • 15. SSEC has made significant influence Support from Scottish Government has made a difference But...still implementation at local level and we need to live up to expectations! Conclusions
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