Charity Enterprise Matters

Issue 2: FEBRUARY 2019

A new culture of enterprise is sweeping the UK’s charity sector. In this second issue of EP Insights, Eastside Primetimers’ management briefing for social sector leaders, we focus on the art of how to make a buck and make a difference.

Leaders in charitable trading share with you their insights into what works – and what doesn’t. And we give you our own top tips for success as well as a fantastic list of resources to explore for further inspiration. 

If you’re interested in profit for purpose, read on!


Charity trading: The possibilities and the pitfalls

The reality of generating income for social purposes is that it’s hard work. So arm yourself with the information you need to make it a success.


Leader interview: How BHF is top of the charity shops

The UK’s charity shops are a shining example of successful charitable enterprise. Mike Taylor is commercial director at the country’s biggest charity retailer, BHF. He says constant innovation plus great people help make it work.


Your leaders’ event invitation: 29


Join this one-off event focusing on how to boost your charity’s trading income, hosted by Eastside Primetimers in London, featuring Sandra Schembri, CEO House of St Barnabas, and social entrepreneur Sarah Dunwell.



Do you want to make a step change with your trading?

Eastside Primetimers can help.
Contact Dawn on 020 7250 8334 or email to discuss how to make your charity enterprise thrive.


Thinking of trading?

Charitable trading can bring huge rewards, but it can be challenging. Eastside Primetimers director Bernice Rook offers six top tips to make your enterprise a success.


10 of the best

Charitable trading and social enterprise have been much-discussed in recent years. If you’re ready for a deep-dive, here’s the Eastside Primetimers list of the very best resources that are online right now.


Issue 1 archive: Strategy 101

In the first edition of EP Insights, we revealed how you can create a powerful and effective charity strategy.