GBSLEP Social Enterprise Survey

Posted by lepadmin - October 15, 2013 - Social Enterprise - No Comments

During the consultation for the Strategy for Growth, one of the common messages from stakeholders was that social enterprise should be a more prominent theme and that it could play a important role in the future direction and policy of the LEP.

The most recent estimates suggesting across the wider West Midlands some 157,000 jobs were supported by this sector.

The Digbeth Trust and partners has been commissioned by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) to conduct a ‘snapshot’ survey of social enterprises operating in the GBSLEP area (i.e. Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth, and Wyre Forest).

The aim is to gather information which will strengthen the evidence-base regarding the economic and social contribution of social enterprises and clarify social enterprise business support needs and barriers to growth.

The results of this survey will be used by the GBSLEP to inform its investment plans for the future, including ERDF/ESF priorities and it is therefore important that the survey reaches the widest possible audience.

We want as many social enterprises as possible based in the GBSLEP area to take part in this survey and help put social enterprise securely on the LEP’s investment agenda now and for the future.

You can help by completing the survey by clicking here.