State of Social Enterprise 2021: North East

The North East is more likely to be the home of long-established social enterprises but also has high start-up rates. Social enterprises here are doing well financially with half increasing their turnover in the last year. North East businesses are more likely to be in the retail sector and mirroring this most generate income through trading with the public. Their staff teams are as, if not more, representative of the community they serve in terms of gender, ethnicity and disability.