Recently the first Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow was launched at a Civic Reception at the Glasgow City Chambers.

The 10 year strategy is a broad, longterm and ambitious framework that aims to support the social enterprise sector in three priority areas:

  • stimulating social enterprise activity,
  • developing stronger organisations, and
  • realising market opportunity.

In Glasgow, we share this ambition for social enterprise to be “a farreaching and valued alternative and a key part of the Scottish way of doing business”.

The Strategy has been co-produced by Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and Glasgow City Council and will be supported by a Social Enterprise Board, chaired by a City Councillor and vice-chaired by Elizabeth Docherty, Director of GSEN. In this way, the lead public agency in Glasgow and the representative body for the sector in the city are jointly leading in the development of the sector in Glasgow.

The Social Enterprise Board is comprised of representatives from the Council, the social enterprise community, other public agencies based in Glasgow and academia.