We’re delighted to be publishing our fourth annual report since incorporating as a CIC in 2012.
Of course our activities significantly predate that: we first began life as an informal consortium in 2000, so this year marks sixteen years spent keeping social enterprise at the top of the agenda. Where does the time go?
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.