Community Wealth Building in Skelmersdale: Supporting small local enterprises

Community wealth building is an ethical approach to economics. One of its substantive pillars involves supporting the generative economy. This is an economy that is socially fair and ecological, and ensures that wealth remains in communities rather than being siphoned off by distant multinationals and shareholders.

This webinar discusses a small-scale participatory research project (funded by QR-SPF) that took place in Skelmersdale and explored the benefits of the small business and social enterprise sector as well as the barriers and challenges they face, including participation in the supply chains of anchor institutions. Dr Victoria Foster, Associate Director of ISR and Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, and Claire Cooper, Community Researcher and Co-founder of the social enterprise Made in WN8, will introduce the research and discuss some of the project findings.

Victoria’s webinar was held on Wednesday 5th May 2021.

View Victoria’s webinar presentation: https://sites.edgehill.ac.uk/sustainnet/files/2021/05/Community-Wealth-Building-webinar-slides.pdf