How to win more contracts with the public sector? - Talk to Procurement Pt 3

The final blog in this series looks at the benefits of embedding social value into corporate supply chains to help boost sales and win contracts. Read more

How to attract and retain talent? Talk to procurement - Pt 2

The second blog in our 'Talk to Procurement' series looks at how companies can use their supply chains to attract and retain talent. Read more

How to engage consumers and drive up revenue - Talk to Procurement Pt 1

The first in a series of 3 blogs from Andy Daly, who works on our Corporate Partnerships, which looks at the potential of corporate procurement to increase their impact through their supply chain. Read more

Stop right now - the Spice Girls and big business aren't the answer to equality

Our Marketing and Communications Officer, Kate, argues that we shouldn't be fooled by big business co-opting feminist campaigns. Instead we should be supporting businesses set up to build a more equal society. Read more

Government must ask itself: what are we getting for our tax cuts?

Following news that corporation tax cuts will cost billions more than previously suggested, SEUK's Andrew O'Brien argues that tax cuts just don’t cut it anymore. Read more

Autumn Budget 2018 - Government is running out of road with its out of date economic thinking

Andrew O'Brien, our Director of External Affairs, gives his thoughts on the Autumn Budget, arguing that to boost productivity and build inclusive growth the government needs to back social enterprise. Read more

We can’t wait for Brexit to begin the difficult job of reforming our economy

SEUK's External Affairs Director, Andrew O'Brien argues ahead of the Budget that we cannot ignore the the difficult but necessary job of reforming our economy. Read more

‘Trading with organisations that support local communities is a powerful opportunity to make a difference

Wates Construction recently confirmed £313,010 of spend with social enterprises in the year to date from its Bedfordshire base in Luton. As MD of the Home Counties region, Ian Vickers discusses the role social enterprises play in building successful, sustainable communities when part of a local supply chain. Read more

Workers on boards alone won’t stop reckless corporate culture

SEUK's External Affairs Director, Andrew O'Brien, takes a deep dive into the announcement at the 2018 Labour Party Conference for more worker representation on corporate boards, and argues for social enterprise as an avenue to improve corporate culture and its impact on society. Read more

A Hidden Revolution is transforming the UK economy and everyone must take notice

SEUK's Charlie Wigglesworth argues that Government cannot afford to ignore social enterprise following on from our latest research which showed social enterprises contributing £60bn to the UK economy. Read more

Being Brave and Bold in Durham and Darlington

Jane Hartley (VONNE), Lee Mack (CDDFT), Catherine Parker (PHE) and Jenny Steel explore the opportunities offered by three CCGs and two Local Authorities committing to a new five year contract for community health services. Read more

We must turn the Civil Society Strategy into a coherent plan to support social enterprise

SEUK's External Affairs Director, Andrew O'Brien looks into the Government's Civil Society Strategy, what it means for social enterprise and how we can make it work for our sector. Read more

Swimming with a social conscience

Power to Change's Communications Coordinator, Matt McKeown, looks at a social and environmentally conscious way of cooling off in the heat. Read more

I was very privileged to have this week away to learn more about the morals of the organisation I work for

Graham Organ is a driver for Bristol Community Transport, part of HCT Group. In May, he took part in the HCT Champions Programme, which involved a group of front-line employees visiting social enterprises in Bristol and London to learn about the world of social enterprise and the social impact their own organisation has. Read more

I felt inspired to make more of my colleagues aware of how HCT/CT Plus operates as a social enterprise

Caroline Wilson is a Travel Care Assistant at HCT/CT Plus in Fulham. She joined the Champions Programme for HCT Group in May 2018, which involved a group of their front-line staff visiting a broad range of social enterprises in Bristol and London to understand the world of social enterprise and the social impact of their own organisation. Read more

Why I'm looking forward to sitting next to the CEO of NHS England at Fit For The Future

Gina Rowland will be sharing the keynote plenary at Fit For The Future with CEO NHS England Simon Stevens. Here she explains why she's using it as an opportunity to get NHS leaders to pay more attention to the outstanding health and social care services provided by social enterprises. Read more