We are the national body for social enterprise. Together with our members we are the voice for social enterprise. 

Working with our members, we:

  • Raise awareness of social enterprise and what it can achieve through the media and campaigning.
  • Influence politicians across the spectrum to generate support for social enterprise and push social enterprise up the policy agenda.
  • Organise the annual Social Enterprise Awards, the most prestigious awards in the sector.  
  • Run a number of programmes, including Social Enterprise Places, which recognises social enterprise towns, cities and villages in the UK.
  • Lead the Buy Social Corporate Challenge which is working with big businesses who are collectively aiming to spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020. 
  • We also work with private sector organisations who want to explore or consolidate their position in the growing social enterprise market.