Charities: “Don’t have a love-in with government” says Kerslake The campaigning role of the voluntary sector is vital, according to former head of the civil service Lord Kerslake. London borough of Hackney throws its weight behind social enterprise The London borough of Hackney is the first to announce its own social enterprise mark, with the aim of growing the social economy in the area. Happy birthday! The Big Issue celebrates 25 years Perhaps the most famous of all social enterprises threw a big bash to mark a milestone birthday. Of all the entertainment on offer, the most spellbinding was founder John Bird.