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News - 10 November 2008
All aboard the Big Lemon bus for Social Enterprise Day

Brighton & Hove leads the way on Social Enterprise Day

Some of Brighton & Hove’s most exciting social enterprises will be recognised on Social Enterprise Day – 20 November -through an inspirational programme of events.

Organised by The Business Community Partnership (BCP) this celebration will acknowledge the role played by socially-driven businesses in the city’s continued growth and success. It will also provide a forum to discuss steps for further boosting this sector.

The main element of the day will be a tour around a selection of thriving social businesses on the Big Lemon bus; itself a social enterprise that provides cheap, environmentally-friendly public transport. The tour will visit the Wood Recycling Project, Nourish CIC and Sussex Emmaus. Guests from the public and private sector as well as social enterprises will participate in a lively Q&A session on the benefits and needs of the local social enterprise community. This will be followed by an evening event hosted by the University of Brighton to celebrate the launch of Brighton & Hove’s strategy to develop the city’s social enterprises. This strategy was commissioned and recently endorsed, with full party support, by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Brighton & Hove is acknowledged as a leader in sustainable innovation and is home to over 110 social enterprises that place social or environmental goals at their heart. These are profit-making organisations which reinvest capital growth to sustain and further their mission for positive change.

The growth of Brighton & Hove’s social enterprise culture is underpinned by a steering group comprising BCP, Brighton & Hove City Council, Business Link, The Economic Partnership, the University of Brighton, Care Co-ops, SE² and 7Creative. The long term aim of this group is to create a larger and more robust community of social enterprises within a network which will stimulate even greater collaboration with the traditional business sector and public bodies.

Organisations and entrepreneurs of any kind are invited to join this network, either to gain valuable advice on becoming more sustainable or to share skills, experience and ideas.

Social Enterprise Day provides a clear opportunity for Brighton & Hove to celebrate its forward-thinking business approach and to lay the groundwork for continued success in this area, as BCP Director Thea Allison explains: “We are lucky that such a large proportion of our local business community already takes social and environmental issues so seriously. Increasingly defined by a “more than profit” approach, social enterprises can be seen as a new kind of sustainable capitalism. With social enterprise rising up the national agenda we are one step ahead of the game. These events let companies of all types know that we are here to listen to and respond to their needs, with the aim of boosting enterprise and sustainability within the city.”

Companies wishing to find out more about social enterprise in Brighton & Hove should visit http://www.bhbcp.org.uk/services/more-than-profit/ or email morethanprofit@bhbcp.org.uk.


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