07/03/2013 03:43 pm ET

'Social Enterprises Existed Long Before Modern Politics. We Are Just Trying To Break Down Their Barriers'


The article written by Chi Onwurah MP assumed the Conservative party is "positioning" itself on social enterprise. The very use of this word betrays a mindset that is not conducive to a thriving social enterprise sector. Social enterprise is not a political football, no party owns social enterprise, and this kind of attitude can lead parties to take the sector for granted.

Recently, I was pleased to be appointed the government's new social value ambassador – not because I believe organisations need direction or guidance but because I see the potential of social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations to improve our communities, and I want to help them to realise that potential.

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