Social Enterprise UK has launched a series of reports using 2021 State of Social Enterprise survey data to explore distinctions in each of England’s nine regions.
The reports explore the social enterprise landscape in each region. This includes which sectors social enterprises work in, who they employ, turnover, start-up rates, their environmental impact and the key challenges they face. The data also looks at social enterprises as employers, analyzing issues around diversity, employee engagement and pay.
The survey data shows that the North West is a mature regional ecosystem with social enterprises which tend to be well established. Less generate their income through trading and more have seen turnover decrease but social enterprise here are more likely to generate a profit. They are more likely to pay the Living Wage and are more likely to have representatives of their local community on their Board.