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.