Further to this post, Third Sector Online has an interesting item today which indicates that following negative feedback from the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, SENSCOT, the network for social entrepreneurs in Scotland, is rethinking its position on the Social Enterprise Mark.
Previously SENSCOT had decided not to support extension of the new ‘identifier’ Mark to Scotland, claiming that there had been political interference and that the qualifying criteria for the Mark were too lax. It wanted to develop plans for a separate Scottish version of the Mark. But the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition has said such a tactic could be reputationally dangerous, leading to the sector in Scotland being seen as “insular and parochial, instead of enterprising and outward-looking”. Read the full story here.