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Three Things I’d Like to See – Craig Marshall, The Workgroup

May 23, 2016

Craig Marshall is the CEO of The Workgroup, a social enterprise that runs a range of business services in regional areas to generate job opportunities for local people in roles including traffic management, gardening and mowing, temporary fencing, waste management, cleaning services and work crews.

Craig has spent the past 10 years growing and developing The Workgroup’s operations across central and north-east Victoria and southern NSW and he will be sharing his story of creating a successful regional social enterprise at Social Traders Masters Conference 2016.

Ahead of the conference, looking at the theme of ‘Realising the Future of Social Enterprise’, Craig has also shared three things he’d like to see:

1. Social enterprise to become the vehicle for communities who want to do things differently to create positive change.

2. Local economic activity providing for the whole of community.

3. The diversity of activity undertaken, and the inherent risk taking involved will ensure social enterprise never become institutionalised and ineffective.


More about Craig:

Craig Marshall is the CEO of The Workgroup. Craig is passionate about the emerging Social Enterprise Sector and over the past 10 years he has been instrumental in transitioning the Workgroup from a Government funded NGO to a successful mid-size Social Enterprise with an annual turnover of 15 million dollars and employing 280 people.
Operating across Central/North East Victoria and Southern NSW, The Workgroup uses its commercial ventures to fund local employment programs that reduce generational welfare in regional areas. We are currently assisting 442 people.
Born and bred in the Goulburn Valley, Craig is a proactive community leader and is currently involved with innovative social impact organisations such as Ganbina, The Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project and local sporting clubs, which complement The Workgroups mission.
See Luke at the Social Traders Masters Conference on June 7-8. Click here for conference program and ticket details.
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