"We have solutions to some of the big questions in society: unemployment, bad health, environment, loneliness. They can all be tackled by social enterprises based in the community," says Simon Donovan, CEO of MHDT.
In a speech to attendees at the NatWest SE100 Leadership event, social entrepreneur Niall McShannon spoke about the challenges of running a social enterprise and issued a warning about the sector's capabilities.
Every quarter in Pioneers Post Quarterly magazine, we take a look at one of the organisations in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Club. DNDP is currently top dog in terms of growth amongst Scottish social ventures on the SE100 Index.
At the NatWest SE100 Social Business Club Insight event in Bristol, the social entrepreneurs behind successful social enterprises Vi-Ability, 2nd Chance and Co-Wheels shared their travails and triumphs with an audience that was all ears.
We thought we'd talk to someone who has done just that. Kelly Davies is the boss of Vi-Ability. Six years after starting, Vi-Ability is debt free, has 16 members of staff and it seems the sky's the limit. So how did she do it?