Perhaps it has something to do with my previous career helping SMEs grow and develop, but I have to admit to being an strong advocate of the concept of profit-with-purpose businesses.

I am pleased therefore, that more and more people are considering this as option and motivation for setting up in business in the first place.

As this Third Sector piece articulates perhaps the debate is not so much whether such companies are intended to replace charities or other more formally structured social enterprises but simply one of many solutions now needed to tackle the scale of problems in society.