How are Social Enterprises Using Design Thinking to Improve their Sustainability?

Commercial businesses recognise using design as an important factor in developing their competitiveness and sustainability. Various UK studies have examined the role and value of design in accelerating growth and sustainability of businesses as well as in developing of the public services.
However, there is still insufficient evidence to demonstrate what role design can play in the growth and sustainability of social enterprises. Particularly, there is a lack of study on how social enterprises are using design and what kinds of design support are existing for them in order to enhance their competitiveness and sustainability.
Hyejin Kwon is a research student and is carrying out a study into the use of design within social enterprises and is asking if you can support her studies by completing this short survey:
Questionnaire survey_UK
Completed surveys should be saved and emailed to Hyejin at
Brief of the research & survey



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Positive Steps Initiatives

DSEN member Positive Steps Initiatives provide a range of Property Letting Services  PSI letting flyer

They can also provided a maintenance service to Landlords, Charitable Organisations, Sole Traders and fellow Social Enterprises – PSI maintenance service flyer



Funding opportunities

Below is a link to some active funding opportunities shared by our colleagues at Voluntary Action Angus. Many will be of interest to DSEN members.



HR Dept

The HR Dept presents 2019 Management Essential training. No cost to DSEN members. Follow the link below for further information.  HR Dept

Date 21 February 2019,  9.30am- 12.30pm

Venue The Circle, Dundee.