BSSEC Annual Reports

First Annual Report

Publication date: August 2013

This Annual Report covers the period: 1st April 2012 – 31st March 2013.

As we incorporated as a CIC in early 2012, this year we have published our very first annual report. You can read about the highlights of our work during the year ending 31st March 2013, our priorities for the future and why we believe that championing the strategic development of the social enterprise sector is perhaps more important than it has ever been.

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Second Annual Report

Publication date: September 2014

This Annual Report covers the period: 1st April 2013 – 31st March 2014.

The trading and social policy climate for social enterprises continues to be exceptionally difficult and as in preceding years we have made great efforts to focus our efforts on strategic activity that can help create a more favourable environment for social enterprises. We would like to give you some examples of how we have done this.

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Third Annual Report

Publication date: October 2015

This Annual Report covers the period: 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015.

The trading environment for social enterprises continues to be demanding but the sector is holding up well. We have not seen the widespread closures some feared and we are also seeing social enterprises and social enterprise leaders increasingly at the forefront of other mainstream programmes, initiatives and awards — in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, the NatWest SE100 awards, Nursing Times awards and the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year wards, to name just some. This annual report also covers our continuing work to support social value.

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Fourth Annual Report

Publication date: September 2016

This Annual Report covers the period: 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016.

The trading climate for social enterprises as for all businesses continues to be extremely challenging, but this year has also seen a further significant decline in the availability of funded business support. BSSEC members are working hard to try and ensure that formal business support is augmented with lower-cost options such as networking and peer support as a means of sharing the sector’s rich skills and expertise and capitalising on its strong commitment to mutual aid.

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