• Unparalleled research into training issues, needs and cultures of co-operative and social enterprises, with the findings benchmarked against charities and private sector (see report – ‘training issues for…’). Findings from this study were used to successfully secure resources for sector-specific training and support programmes
  • Collated and comparatively analysed findings of individual in-country research into vocational training within social enterprises across Europe for the Irene.T programme – the findings of which have been used to inform the focus of this European initiative
  • Guest speaker on the relationship between the co-operative and social enterprise movements at a national conference for the UK Society of Co-operative Studies
  • Undertook national research into the co-operative childcare sector to inform the development of a national support and development programme to this type of co-operative enterprise
  • Supported research programme commissioned by Social FirmsUK for appropriate and successful legal and governance models for social firms
  • Consulted by Bank of England on finance issues for social enterprise
  • Created a new framework to research future community needs for enterprise support in respect of proposing further workspace developments in local communities for a local enterprise agency and with support of a Big Lottery Fund programme (see report – ‘mosques on stilts…’)


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