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.  

October 31, 2019

These resources have been created for social enterprises to use in their own press releases and communications to show they are part of a wider movement of business for good. Whenever you go out to press we encourage you to shout out loud that you are a social enterpri...

October 23, 2019

CERT are now delighted to announce the first part of a programme of events and services for new and existing social enterprises that are  designed to grow the social economy in the Humber and surrounding area.

As well as delivering a series of workshops we are...

October 18, 2019

Green prescribing is an effective way for improving low levels of mental wellbeing, according to a new report.

The study revealed that ‘green prescribing’ – where GP’s encourage contact with nature – for people with low levels of mental wellbeing is good value for money...

October 16, 2019

If you had any doubts that socially responsible procurement was a real possibility, look no further than Wales.

The Welsh public sector has made a positive commitment to buying social value and where Wales goes, England will soon follow - think tax on supermarket plasti...

October 10, 2019

The known unknowns

Certainties are pretty thin on the ground, but we do know some things about the voluntary sector and a no-deal Brexit. Namely, that the thousands of UK charities receiving money through the European Social Fund (ESF) are looking at long term business...

October 9, 2019

The Humber Social Enterprise Network is benefiting from the support of two new major funders.

The Players of the People's Post Code Lottery and the Connect Fund are funding CERT to deliver network activities and a programme of training and development for people interes...

October 9, 2019

Investment into the UK's green and ethical funds will have jumped by almost a quarter by the end of 2019 in comparison to last year, estimates by the EIRIS Foundation suggest.

Growing demand for ethical investment ©Shutterstock

The charity forecasts green and ethical inv...

This article from Civil Society highlights just how well social enterprises are doing and the contribution that they are making to society.

You might want to consider quoting some of this when you are "selling" your organisation and it's services. The big message for me...

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