Wigan and Leigh organisations invite community to celebrate Social Enterprise Day
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The celebrations, taking place between 1pm and 3pm Leigh Spinners Mill and 4pm to 6pm at The Old Courts in Wigan, will mark Social Enterprise Day on Thursday November 17: a global event recognising the contribution that such organisations make to communities and the environment across the world.
Attendees will hear from local social entrepreneurs about their experiences of running social enterprises in the borough – as well as get the chance to hear more about the support available to people thinking about starting their own businesses.
Proper Good Wigan Borough, a free business support programme for people looking to start or grow social enterprises, will be hosting the events.
Programme lead Alex Winstanley said: “We want everyone to know that social enterprises across our borough are changing lives and communities.
“I see this first-hand with the social enterprises we support through the Proper Good programme and through my own social enterprise Happy Smiles – which delivers diversity and inclusion training led by young adults with disabilities.”
“There is so much to celebrate across our borough when it comes to good businesses that are doing so much good for the people they work with. We invite residents to come along to find out how this way of doing business is a force for good in our community – and who knows, even consider starting one themselves!”
Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, which runs an annual campaign on Social Enterprise Day, said: “Social Enterprise Day is a celebration of the great work social enterprises up and down the country are doing for the environment and communities.
“Where we spend our money can make change happen, and with social enterprises, you can be sure that your purchase will make a real difference.”
There are more than 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing an estimated £60bn annually to the economy and employing around two million people.
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