Deputy First Minister of Scotland backs social enterprise

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Social Enterprise Summit, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, June 10th 2015

Social Enterprise Summit, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, June 10th 2015. Photo by Tim Winterburn.

 

Lee Mannion from Pioneers Post attended the Social Enterprise Summit and has outlined some highlights from the event:

The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, has pledged the Scottish government’s support for social enterprise in Scotland. In a speech in which he also praised Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for 50 years of development work in the region, he explained why he saw social enterprises as so important.

“What we don’t want to see is social enterprise perceived as something that is peripheral to our wider economic agenda within the country. We want the development of the social enterprise movement to be central to the achievement of our wider economic aims.” Click here to read more.

 

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