Manchester’s SharpFutures has been ranked number one for social impact in the North West, based on its work developing career opportunities for young people.
The positioning is based on information tracked and interpreted by the RBS SE100 Index covering the UK’s top social enterprises. Out of 18 such organisations operating in the education and youth sector for the North West,
SharpFutures, creative digital agency based at The Sharp Project that supports young people into employment, was deemed the most successful in terms of delivering social impact.
Founder and CEO Rose Marley, said: “Delivering a Social Return on investment as well as a financial return can be incredibly challenging when it comes to reporting on your bottom line, and while running a social enterprise may not be for the feint hearted, the rewards that come with it make it a fantastic sector to be involved in.
“Which is why we’re really pleased that the RBS SE100 index is working to create national measures in this emerging sector, enabling hard-working teams on the ground at organisations like SharpFutures, to witness over time the impact they are able to make.”
Manchester’s leading social enterprise set up to seed, nurture and grow talent and skills for the creative digital sector, can today reveal that it has been
As well as taking into account the scale and range of opportunities created and the diversity of clients and revenue streams generated, an important factor in measuring Social Impact was the number of beneficiaries reached, with SharpFutures having involved 1,500 individuals in the last year across events including school Creative Digital Experience days, Coder Dojos and Digital Teapot.