Who we are


We are the national body for social enterprise - business with a social or environmental mission.

Start your Social Enterprise

This guide takes you through the start-up essentials and includes the advice of those who have been there and done it. Sponsored by RBS.

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Author: Shehan Perera

Buy Social

Buy Social is SEUK’s flagship campaign that aims to build markets for social enterprises. It challenges all of us to think about where we buy our goods and services from, and the social impact of our purchasing decisions.

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Author: Shehan Perera

Buy from or find a Social Enterprise

With over 70,000 social enterprises in the country, chances are there's a social enterprise near you. Find your nearest social enterprise using the Buy Social Directory.

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Join us

Our membership is a network that includes all the leading lights of the UK social enterprise movement from community organisations to consumer products. Join us and help us shape our movement.

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Partner with us

We currently partner with organisations as diverse as Johnson & Johnson, NHS England and the World Bank but are always keen to explore new relationships – we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Latest news

  • Belu honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in sustainable development

    On Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday, Belu has announced that it has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. This prestigious award recognises outstanding business achievement by UK organisations. Read more

  • OneSqin goes live

    OneSqin CIC is a new social enterprise, and the world's first business to donate 100% of profits to charities that get girls in need into life-changing education. Founded by luxury asset manager Neil Richmond FRSA and former superyacht captain Sinisa Jovic, OneSqin manufactures and sells premium quality, 100% natural skin cream and certified organic cotton tampons. Read more

  • Fair for You launch third social impact report

    Fair for You launches third social impact report showing how it's providing alternatives to high cost credit. The report published by the Centre for Responsible Credit (‘CfRC’) illustrates the huge social benefits which could be achieved if Government were to widen the availability of affordable, not for profit, alternatives to high cost credit. Read more

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Upcoming Events

  • Action Learning Set April 27

    At The Platform, Action Learning Sets are a powerful way for you to connect with and learn from other social enterprises. Regular facilitated sessions enable you to work in small groups to address your social enterprises’ challenges, solve real problems, take action and reflect on the results. Read more

  • Building an Inclusive Economy: Co-creation and Community-led Innovation April 27

    Would you like to help to co-create and co-deliver a new course in inclusive social innovation?

    We invite you to join us at Leeds Beckett University to launch a process to co-create a new undergraduate degree in BA Education, Childhood and (inclusive) Social Innovation, with civil society and stakeholders. Read more

  • CiviCRM Taster Day: Focus on Membership Management May 5

    Spend an afternoon wth us finding out how to choose a CRM - and an introduction to using CiviCRM, the best open-source CRM for charities and CICs.
    In particular we will be showing how to use CiviCRM to manage a membership organisation. Read more

  • Financing Social Enterprise Innovation in Public Services May 24

    This one-day E3M seminar is for leaders of commercial social enterprises and senior staff in public authorities, who want to learn about opportunities for financing innovative new approaches to public services provision. Read more