It has been an eventful year for GSEN and it is with pleasure that I write the foreword to our first Annual Report. During 2017, with a mandate from membership, we incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and gained charitable status, we took on the mantle of lead partner for social enterprise in the Glasgow Third Sector Interface and formed our first Board. Our network is growing stronger with social enterprises, and those looking to develop social enterprise, joining us on a regular basis; and our strength in working in partnership with a range of organisations has enabled us to launch a variety of new products and services.
Although we are within a new era, we continue our commitment to being an inclusive and members led organisation offering a unique resource, providing leadership and delivering a robust conduit for support and representation. We anticipate that 2018 will bring more exciting opportunities and we look forward to sharing this with you.