We congratulate the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP on his appointment as the New Secretary of State at DCMS and look forward to working with him to push social enterprise solutions to the many challenges the country faces. He brings with him years of experience and we hope that he uses this and his connections within government to push the social enterprise message across Whitehall, so we can bring about the change needed to make the economy truly work for everyone.

We also thank the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP for this contribution whilst at DCMS and wish him all the best for his new role at the Department for Health and Social Care. Social enterprises are already working throughout the health system delivering services from community health care and dentistry to midwifery and mental health care and need to be embraced if we are to move towards a service based on prevention – something Mr Hancock would be aware of through his tenure at DCMS. We hope the innovative approach social enterprises offer are core to his work at his new department.

– Andrew O’Brien, Director of External Affairs, Social Enterprise UK