Commissioned by the Department for Trade and Industry
This project supported the work of DTI's Social Enterprise Unit (SEnU) to establish baseline data on social enterprise across the UK. The project as a whole gathered baseline data on those social enterprises meeting three key criteria: registered as Companies Limited by Guarantee or Industrial Provident Societies; generating at least 25% of their income from trading; pursuing social objectives and principally reinvesting surpluses in the business or in the community. Following the compilation of initial regional databases, this project involved regional 'expert groups' in the validation and enhancement of initial databases. This consultation process led to the revision of the databases and their use in a large scale telephone survey.
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