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.