Social Enterprises in the Isle of Man

02 November 2018

The Department for Enterprise is launching a public consultation to identify activity relating to social enterprises in the Isle of Man.

There is currently no local or internationally agreed definition of a social enterprise. Social enterprises are generally defined as ones which seek to make profits, but are committed to reinvesting these into a social mission, for example, delivering community services, creating employment for disadvantaged people or protecting the environment.

This innovative way of doing business is increasingly being recognised as a means to address some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented:

‘I would strongly encourage any businesses, charities or interested individuals to contribute to this fact-finding exercise. We are taking an inclusive and broad approach to engage with as many people as possible to better understand how social enterprises contribute to our economy and society and inform the decision-making process through co-creation and collaboration.’

To contribute to the discussion, please use the Consultation Hub which is available at:

The closing date for responses is Friday 23rd November 2018.

If you would like to discuss the consultation or have any questions please contact Jane Jelski, Head of Special Projects at the Department for Enterprise, by telephone 01624 682380 or by e-mail