Two spaces available for political partners of SEUK

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SEUK are looking for social enterprises interested in filling two coveted political partner slots.

Social Enterprise UK has a brilliant track record when it comes to influencing the policy agenda. We do it with the help and support of our political partners: HCT Group, Locality, P3 and Sandwell Community Caring Trust. They are part of our parliamentary team, and voice their experiences and positions to Government and Shadow Ministers, MPs and senior civil servants. Our partnerships run from September to August. We keep the costs low, and we limit the numbers so social enterprises can have seats at the political table. Between us we represent the best interests of social enterprise in the political arena. If you want to raise your political profile, have a story to tell and want to get involved in the campaign for social enterprise, we’d love to hear from you.

This has already been our strongest year to date.  With our partners we’ve got the Public Services (Social Value) Act through Parliament that will help social enterprises around the country to win more public service contracts.  The Prime Minister visited us in the Spring to meet and hear from social enterprises, and we have briefed ministers from BIS, The Treasury, Cabinet Office, Department of Health, Department for Education and others. Over the next year, we need to keep up the momentum to make sure the Public Services (Social Value) Act is implemented properly, and to get the sector’s voice heard on other pressing issues like fair tax treatment for social enterprises. It’s going to be a busy year, and we need your support.

In return, depending on the package you choose you can expect:

  • individual support for your own political plans
  • managing your party conference presence and profile including face to face meetings with politicians
  • speaking opportunities
  • a say in our policy development strategy;
  • invitations to private social enterprise leaders’ discussions
  • All Party Parliamentary Group profiling throughout the year
  • comprehensive briefings for all the events you attend.

You will be credited in all of our political materials and get bespoke advice on managing your political profile.

To discuss further please email our Public Affairs Manager Olof at olof.jonsdottir@socialenterprise.org.uk