Get involved

Whether you are a social enterprise looking to join us as a member, a business looking increase its positive impact by working with social enterprises or a consumer looking to use their spending power to help create a better world, there are plenty of ways to get involved in supporting SEUK and the wider social enterprise movement.

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Become an SEUK member

Our membership is a network that includes a diverse range of UK social enterprises from multi-million-pound health care and public service providers to community organisations and retail businesses. Joining SEUK as a social enterprise member means your business can display the SEUK membership badge demonstrating that it is an accredited social enterprise. Members also join our vibrant community of businesses set up to help make the world a better place.

 

Members have access to exclusive member events and  can also benefit from regular best practice and information sharing sessions and webinars. Our members sit at the heart of everything we do and inform our research, market-building and campaigning work. Organisations which prioritise social value and support the social enterprise movement can also join SEUK as supporting members.

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Use your spending power and buy social

The Buy Social Directory is the place to go to if you are looking to find social enterprise goods and services and features all SEUK members.

If you’re a business looking to find social enterprises to bring into your supply chain or you’re a consumer looking to find products with purpose, the Buy Social Director is the place to go.

 

SEUK have also partnered with our friends at eBay and the World Fair Trade Organisation to set up eBay for Change, a social enterprise and fair trade hub on the eBay site. If you’re looking for products from some of the best consumer facing social enterprises, check it out!

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Social Enterprise Jobs Board

Are you looking for a job which combines purpose with working for some of the most exciting businesses in the country? Check out our social enterprise jobs board for the latest jobs from across the social enterprise community and become part of this growing movement changing how we do business.

 

The ability to post on our jobs board is reserved to paying SEUK members. Find out more about joining SEUK and other member benefits here.

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Start a social enterprise

There’s a lot of information out there for start-ups, and our ‘start your social enterprise’ guide takes you through the essentials, focusing on the parts that are most important in a social enterprise.

 

Social enterprises have some unique challenges not faced by other businesses – for example when setting up a  social enterprise you don’t just have to worry about keeping the customer satisfied you have to satisfy your social and environmental ambitions too.

 

Once you’ve set up your social enterprise don’t forget to join Social Enterprise UK and benefit from the support we can offer.

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Social Value 2032

The introduction of The Social Value Act in 2012, which SEUK was instrumental in helping pass, has also opened up more opportunities for businesses to engage.

 

The Act obligates any organisation spending public money to consider how the services they commission and procure might also improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the areas they operate in over and above the contracts being delivered.

 

We are working with PwC, Siemens UK, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, Shaw Trust and Jacobs on this project to extend the application of social value across public and private sector procurement.