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Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Sector Profile

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) commissioned GEN, working with Rock Solid Research and Research Resource, to undertake a profiling exercise of the social enterprise sector in the Highlands and Islands.

The objectives for the study are to:

  • Review existing records, statistical data and research literature with a view to benchmarking social enterprise sector activity in the Highlands and Islands with the rest of Scotland, the UK and elsewhere, identifying areas of distinctiveness or opportunity;
  • Undertake a comprehensive profiling of the social enterprise sector in the Highlands and Islands. This includes production of a standard template to profile the social enterprise sector;
  • Gain an understanding of the current and potential role of social enterprises in economic sectoral development across the Highlands and Islands;
  • Identify existing constraints and potential opportunities for growth along with insight into the support required to achieve this growth.

This is the final report of the study.

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Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Sector Profile
Published 02 Dec 2014
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