Social Enterprise Coalition Chair Named

Liverpool entrepreneur named new chair of Social Enterprise Coalition.

By News Desk
5th December 2007 at 16:19

social entrepreneur Well known Liverpool-based entrepreneur, Claire Dove, has been named the new chair of the Social Enterprise Coalition, the national body for social enterprises in Britain.

Claire’s company, Blackburne House Group, provides women with training opportunities in non-traditional sectors such as building and IT.  She has played a role in shaping the social enterprise agenda in the UK for sometime having been a member of the Coalition’s board since its inception.

Jonathan Bland, chief executive of the Coalition, said:

Claire’s achievements in Merseyside are tangible proof of how markets can be used to serve communities. The Coalition will be drawing on her wealth of experience to continue the fight to place social enterprise at the heart of the economy.

Claire takes on her new role at a time when social entrepreneurship is growing and gaining broader attention and understanding.

According to official figures there are now 55,000 social enterprises in the UK with a combined turnover of £27 billion per annum.  They also account for 5% of all businesses with employees and contribute £8.4 billion to the UK economy each year.

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