Published: 27th Jul 2017

As the chief executive Social Enterprise UK, Peter Holbrook is passionate about creating social value. He talks to New Start about how social and community enterprises can rise to the challenge in economically uncertain times. ————————————— Is now a good time to launch a social enterprise? As long as we have capitalism and markets, then social enterprise has the potential to do very well. The public sector markets are tough for everybody operating in them right now. I think those markets are beginning to challenge a lot of social enterprises, who often reach a crossroads where they have to make a decision on their commitment to quality, or whether it’s better they deliver a service rather than an equivalent profit-making enterprise. The community of spin-outs who left the health and community care services to become social enterprises are doing some incredible work. They are achieving better outcomes in terms of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)