The Co-operative Councils Innovation Network

Last autumn Social Business International / E3M joined the Co-operative Councils Innovation Network as an affiliate member. I had attended the network’s annual conference in Croydon and came away inspired by the opportunities to work with a group of progressive councils, looking for new solutions to the challenges facing them and their communities. The councils […]

Visit from Czech Government officials exploring social value

Officials from the Czech Government visit the Uk to learn about incorporating social value in public procurement from the pioneering London Borough of Croydon

Promoting Social Enterprise Innovation in Public Services

During 2016, much of our work focussed on our E3M initiative. We ran a series of round tables and seminars with the E3M Social Enterprise Leaders, to share knowledge about key aspects that are crucial to the success of social enterprises that trade in public service markets. This included looking at: winning new business, how […]

Social Enterprise in Australia

Having spent two weeks meeting social entrepreneurs, social enterprise support organisations, government officials and politicians, I think there is huge potential for the for growth of social enterprise in Australia