About Social Enterprise FAQs 11. What data is there on the size of the social enterprise movement? In September 2018, Social Enterprise UK published its 'Hidden Revolution' Report looking at the size and scale of the social enterprise sector in the UK. The report, supported by Nationwide and Co-op Group showed there to be over 100,000 social enterprises contributing £60bn to the UK economy and employing 2 million people. This is considerable higher than previous estimates. You can download the full report here. The Hidden Revolution focused in on the economic impact of the sector and complimented our flagship State of Social Enterprise Report, the latest of which was published in September 2017. Titled 'The Future of Business' it showed a commercially resilient sector outperforming mainstream SMEs when it comes to turnover growth, innovation, business optimism, start-up rates, diversity in leadership and more. The key stats are presented below and you can download the full report here.