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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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NESEP have partnered with UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, on the national Do it For Real programme which aims to help young people start, grow and build their social action projects. Do it For Real is the youth programme brought to you by Spirit of 2012, Comic Relief and UnLtd. The organisations have come together through […]
This year’s Tees Valley Business Summit will take place on the 5th July at Teesside University in the Olympia Building. The event is free to attend but delegates must register before the event. More information can be found at www.teesvalleysummit.co.uk
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 […]