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The North East Social Enterprise Partnership represents and promotes social enterprise in the North East region. Helping to deliver positive social, economic and environmental change.
Social enterprise is a business model which offers the prospect of a greater equity of economic power and a more sustainable society – by combining market efficiency with social and environmental justice. Many commercial businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives, but social enterprises are distinctive because their social or environmental purpose is central to what they do.
Rather than maximising shareholder value their main aim is to generate profit to further their social and environmental goals.
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The UK’s only independent national car club operator, Co-wheels, whose HQ is in Durham, has undergone an extensive expansion of their public car sharing service across the North East. The car club model allows members to pick up a car from dedicated on-street bays when needed, for periods of 30mins up to several days at […]
It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of Keith Richardson. Keith was a passionate advocate and supporter of social enterprise, and one of NESEP’s founders. Below we reproduce in full an obituary for Keith, written by his friend and colleague Guy Turnbull. OBITUARY – KEITH RICHARDSON, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPER (1958-2016) Keith died doing […]
Do you want to have a say in helping local communities connect with economic opportunities in parts of Newcastle and Wallsend? We’re looking for around 12 to 15 people who live, and/or work, and/or volunteer in Newcastle and Wallsend to work together with the support of Newcastle and North Tyneside Councils to make a real […]
We’re pleased to pass on this message from our friends at UnLtd: UnLtd are offering a unique high quality career development opportunity for people who want to work in the area of social entrepreneur support. We are currently recruiting a group of 4 ‘Social Entrepreneur Supporters’ to join UnLtd for 11 months on a ‘learning […]