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Statement from Glenn Bowen, Wales Co-operative Centre’s Director for Enterprise

Social enterprises are not alone. Social Business Wales and its team of expert advisors are on hand to provide help with enquiries about cash flow, HR, digital platforms, marketing and communications and a range of other areas which might need re-thinking in light of the current situation

By Ceri-Anne Fidler Jones · March 17, 2020

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Statement from Glenn Bowen, Wales Co-operative Centre’s Director for Enterprise

The world is a worrying place at the moment. People are facing a time of unprecedented uncertainty. As well as thinking about the health of their families and colleagues, they are also considering how best to support their local communities and user groups (many of whom are vulnerable), and think about how their social enterprise might fare if income dries up or staff become ill.

Despite this, I have two very positive thoughts. The first is that this is a time when social enterprises can really step up and come into their own. We’ve recently seen the amazing way that social enterprises have supported local communities affected by flooding, and now we’re seeing organisations offer help and support in all sorts of ways to people affected by the virus.

Secondly, social enterprises are not alone. Social Business Wales and its team of expert advisors are on hand to provide help with enquiries about cash flow, HR, digital platforms, marketing and communications and a range of other areas which might need re-thinking in light of the current situation. We can provide advice via telephone or through video conferencing – just phone us on 0300 111 5050 or email sbwenquiries@wales.coop if you need our support. Events are moving very fast, we are working as a team to develop specific tools that will be accessible in the coming days and weeks on http://wales.coop/covid-19 and http://businesswales.gov.wales/socialbusinesswales

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