Social Enterprise Census 2017 Launched

Social Enterprise Census 2017 Launched

Conducted by Social Value Lab, in partnership with a range of national agencies, the new research confirms Scotland as a world-leading nation in nurturing social enterprise and recognises social enterprise as a fairer and more inclusive way of doing business.

Among the headlines reported:

  • 5,600 social enterprises currently operating in Scotland
  • 599 social enterprises formed in the last two years
  • 34% of social enterprises located in rural Scotland
  • 64% of Scotland’s social enterprises led by women
  • 1:2.5, is the average differential between the highest and lowest paid worker
  • 81,357 full-time equivalent employees in Scottish social enterprises
  • £2bn GVA, the economic contribution of social enterprises to Scotland
  • 50% negatively affected by the economic climate over the last 12 months