SEFORIS Country Report - Social Enterprises in the United Kingdom

Emma Folmer, Ute Stephan, Marieke Huysentruyt

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This country report shares first insights from the World's Largest Panel Study of Social Enterprises for the United Kingdom. It captures the behavior and characteristics of a representative sample of UK social enterprises who are employers. The report covers a range of topics from profiling social enterprise directors and their social enterprises, to innovation activities and barriers, their entrepreneurial orientation, social missions, social impact metrics to summarizing policy recommendations that social entrepreneurs would like to see being implemented.
Who should read this report? The report is written for social enterprises, social enterprises support organisations and policy makers who want to get an overview of social enterprise in the UK. Thank you to all the social entrepreneurs who made this report possible by participating in our study!
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBirmingham/Brussels
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Bibliographical note

The report is free to share thanks to funding from the European Commission.

Funding: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (grant agreement no


  • social entrepreneurship
  • social enterprise
  • innovation
  • entrepreneurial orientation
  • goals
  • Business model
  • finance
  • social impact assessment
  • collaboration
  • policy recommendations


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