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SERIO were commissioned by Co-Active, a social enterprise support organisation, to evaluate their business support programme in the Cornwall Convergence Area and benchmark its performance against the support provided in the wider South West region.

The project involved a review of the programme documentation, workshop feedback forms and analysis of a sample of action plans developed for individual social enterprises. To establish the experiences and perceptions of the scheme, telephone interviews were conducted with a sample of workshop attendees, businesses and key programme staff.

The findings have been used to refine and improve Co-Active's business support services across the South West.

Social Enterprise in a global context: the role of Higher Education InstitutesThe British Council has commissioned SERIO, and colleagues in Futures Entrepreneurial Centre, at Plymouth University to undertake a global study to inform Social Enterprise policy.
SERIO to conduct an evaluation of SkillsPlannerOver the next two years SERIO will be evaluating an exciting new Ethos-led initiative 'SkillsPlanner' which aims to solve skills shortages in the construction industry.

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