Social Saturday


Social Saturday 2015 built on the successes of 2014’s inaugural event with more than 80 social enterprise led events happening throughout the UK. The day started with up in Manchester with a networking event bringing together Northern social enterprises and their supporters. It ended in London at a party at the House of St Barnabas.

Social Saturday 2015, on 10 October, reinforced the message behind the Buy Social Campaign, encouraging consumers to use their purchasing power to make a positive difference. From pop-up markets to film-screenings, dinner parties to open-mic events – Social Saturday shone a spotlight on the great work social enterprises do across the country.

The campaign had a Twitter reach of over 10 million, was trending on the day and saw Twitter involvement from Jamie Oliver, Number 10 Downing Street and comedian Chris Addison.

Watch this video to see some of the highlights

Click on the image below to see photos from the day on our Flickr stream

Social Saturday 2015 


In the run up to Social Saturday, community owned football club – FC United of Manchester held a match sponsored by Northern social investor, the Key Fund. Here Andy Walsh, the club’s General Manager and Sam Tarff, Chief Executive of the Key Fund talk about why they support the campaign.