GCU has received a valuable addition to its archives, with the donation of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) by John Pearce, one of the UK’s founding figures in social enterprise, following his retirement.
The papers and documents on Community Development, Community Enterprise, Social Enterprise and Social Accounting and Audit were accumulated over the course of John’s 35 year career. They are joined by the Community Business Scotland archive of papers and reports from 1981 onwards.
John Pearce said: “I am very pleased that the university has decided to establish a Social Enterprise Collection and that I have been able to donate my accumulation of papers, books and reports to get it started.”
John Pearce played a pivotal role at the heart of Scotland’s community and social enterprise movements, and his work has had a global impact. Click here for more information about the Collection.
The Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) builds on GCU’s ongoing commitment to social enterprise, through Scotland’s first MSc in Social Enterprise, developed with the Social Enterprise Academy. This is a result of GCU’s recognition that social enterprises are a growing sector of profitable businesses, and agents for positive change defined by their social and environmental missions.
For more information about how we work with Social Enterprises and the third sector, click here.