Gerry Higgins

Co-founder & Managing Director
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)

Gerry is Founder and Managing Director of SEWF and Director of International Enterprise at Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS). Gerry took on the role of Managing Director in January 2019 as SEWF required more capacity to support its ambitious programme to build a global social enterprise movement. Gerry is also a Director at Social Value Lab, CEIS Ayrshire, DSL Business Finance and Social Enterprise UK. Gerry is committed to social justice and has spent over 30 years working in the social enterprise sector to assist individuals, communities and enterprises to fulfil their potential. His current work includes oversight of major programmes to support social enterprise development and to contribute to social enterprise policy at home and abroad. Gerry was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Social Enterprise UK in 2017.



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SEWF 2019


Explore our plenaries, mini-plenaries, sessions and workshops at SEWF 2019 from 23 – 25 October.

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See a list of speakers from around the world to present, debate and share ideas at SEWF 2019

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SEWF 2019

Week overview

We have exciting events throughout the SEWF week, read more about our interesting side events

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