What do the following social enterprises have in common:
- Birmingham Settlement
- Bhat Singh Sabha
- The Health Exchange
- Pathway First
- Jericho Foundation
- JH Foundations
- Gateway Family Services
That’s right. They are all holders of the Social Enterprise Mark, the new nationally accredited brand for social enterprises. This is something of a success story for Birmingham, I think.
And now these enterprises have been joined by The Play House which has also just attained the Mark. The Play House is an educational theatre company, providing drama and theatre to stimulate the learning of children and young people. The Play House is the first theatre company outside of London, and only the third in the country, to be awarded the Mark.
This coincides with the launch of the company’s new website, which offers Play House’s online resources free for the first time. Congratulations to The Play House and to all of Birmingham’s Social Enterprise Mark holders.
Oh, and by the way, if I have missed anyone from the list then please complain to the Social Enterprise Mark folks — I found there was no very good way of searching for Mark holders by city. Maybe you should lobby them on this.