RBS SE100 index says West Mids second to London for number of social enterprises

From the RBS SE Index

From the RBS SE Index

This is curious. Sarah Crawley has just sent me a link to the latest information on the RBS SE100 index. You can join the SE Index free of charge and apparently (I haven’t tried) benchmark your financial and social performance against other social enterprises.

But the index is also being used to build up a picture of social enterprise distribution across the UK — presumably the data comes solely from those who create a user account to use the index.

As you can see in the snapshot above, the index currently ranks the West Midlands second behind London (which is probably the case) but with 319 social enterprises. Well, that can’t be right, can it — there are more than that in Birmingham alone.

The answer seems to be that social enterprises in the WM need to log on and register with the RBS SE index — and drive that number up!

Update 29/08/13: And Tamy Matanky at Coventry & Warwickshire CDA says, “And we have about 500 in Coventry and Warwickshire!”

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

Leave a Reply