A series of reports on the history, current practice and proposed model of place-based support for businesses with social purpose.
Innovation in Business is an action-research project which took the learning from five years of the Empowering Places programme, funded by Power to Change in partnership with Co-Operatives UK, CLES and NEF. Here you'll find a series of reports looking at the history, current practice and a proposed model of place-based support for social purpose businesses.
Read and download the:
- Innovations in Business Support - a logic model which sets out those elements with the the greatest impact on the success of local business support initiatives
- Innovation in Action - findings from our action-research in each of the Empowering Places catalyst areas over the past five years, with practical recommendations and tools you can use
- Innovations in Business Support: A Review - a report examining the evolution of business support available to SME’s in the UK over the past four decades, with a focus on the 10 years since the global financial crisis
The logic model and Empowering Places review can be explored further via an online resource portal, to go live on 8 December at an Innovation In Business launch event.