Factors that contribute to community business success

This report by SERIO research centre at the University of Plymouth explores ‘what works’ for community businesses in three sectors; health and wellbeing, sports and leisure and community hubs. It includes findings from a desk based review of evidence, analyses of an online survey and financial sustainability and 15 case studies.  In addition to this report are three short reports looking at each sector individually.

This research follows on from a series of sector specific reports published in 2017 which looked at success factors in community businesses in the transport, pubs and housing sectors.