Abstracts: October 18th, 2010

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. Roy Lilley, the former NHS Chairman, broadcaster and writer, explores the benefits and pitfalls of setting up and working in a social enterprise.

He warns that although a social enterprise must have a social purpose, the emphasis is on enterprise and it must take a commercial view as far as management and development of the organisations is concerned. He explains the safeguards for those who move from a public service organisation to a social enterprise.

GBTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at www.localgov.tv