02 November 2017

Plymouth is a hot-spot for social enterprise activity in the UK and is developing as a global ‘social enterprise city’.  It has one of the most active social enterprise networks in the country and Plymouth University is the world’s first officially certified ‘social enterprise’ university.

There are around 150 social enterprises in the city working in a wide range of sectors including in education, health, arts, environment, food, finance, housing, business support, sport, social care and many more.  Collectively these businesses employ around 7,000 people and bring in an income of over £500 million.

The Plymouth Festival of Social Enterprise provides the opportunity to celebrate all that is social enterprise and there are a number of events taking place for social enterprises to attend.

Click here for the full programme of events.

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