Social Enterprises

Supporting your social enterprise every step of the way

A social enterprise is simply a business which aims to generate a trading surplus which it then reinvests in service development or other social purposes. Businesses like this make an important contribution to public service delivery in the UK. Woodbury Hodge has a strong track record of helping social enterprises set up, run a sustainable business, and manage risk.

Ensuring sustainability and effective risk management

At Woodbury Hodge, we specialise in ensuring your social enterprise is working with public sector commissioners in a way that is both sustainable and consistent with your social mission and the values of your business. To do this, your Social Enterprise expert will provide you with support on corporate governance, bidding and contracting, and cultural issues. We also often work with local authorities and groups of their workers who are looking at alternative delivery models for providing services, often through employee-owned social enterprise.

A flexible and scalable approach to meet your needs

You can be assured that your Woodbury Hodge Social Enterprise expert will work flexibly, scaling our services to meet your needs and capacity. Should you require it, we can act as a sounding board for management, a provider of full legal backup for setting up the enterprise, and a support for contractual negotiations. We can also provide you with a virtual and flexible legal function, should you find this difficult to sustain in-house.

Our Social Enterprise experts will provide you with:

  • Scalable, flexible solutions to meet your needs
  • A cost-effective service
  • Pragmatic strategy development that enhances your business relationships