Welcome to Neil's blog!

Neil King is a Director of CERT Consultancy and specialises in creating and developing social enterprises and the social economy. With specialisms around business development, the health sector and social care sector and Social Return on Investment (SROI), Neil has been instrumental in the development of over 300 social enterprises as well as shaping the public sectors relationships with the social enterprise sector.  

March 27, 2018

I saw this in Civil Society and it certainly rang bells with me. I have a lot of experience of trying to engage with commissioning and procurement professionals in order to promote better working practices and increase social impact and I'm not convinced that anything...

March 26, 2018

Securing funding is an essential part of launching and growing a successful social business, but doing so can be time consuming and can distract you from having the impact you have set out to create. So, if you are going to invest the time in securing funding you want...

The appetite for companies with a social purpose has never been greater. But they still face wariness from the wider business community

               Emily Mathieson, founder of Aerende. Photograph: Aerende

 One in four people who want...

March 7, 2018

Sustaining social justice is difficult. It’s not enough for social entrepreneurs to be opportunistic, you need to be systematic. Futures practice provides clues. Esmee Wilcox outlines some practical ways to start.

Tackling the most important social issues necessitates o...

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