“We are engaging with parts of the population that we don’t really talk to usually and it’s opening new debates … I think social enterprise needs to step into this space. The conversation that’s starting is really exciting,” she says.
So, are occupiers at the Bristol camp getting on board with social enterprise, I asked Sophia Collins, one of the leaders of the Bristol Occupy contingent?
“A lot of us come from various third sector backgrounds,” she says. “I am connected to social enterprise through my job. We’re all learning so much about so many different things all the time, on top of working out how to camp in November.
“There are a lot of things that can be thrown into mix. For example, some people on the camp feel very strongly about living without money.
“But, there is an opportunity here for social enterprise to gain much bigger traction… social enterprise is an obvious next step,” she adds.