Social Procurement Connect

Social Procurement Connect is a new service from Social Enterprise UK which supports buying organisations to unlock the power of their everyday spend for wider societal and environmental benefit.

Every purchase your organisation makes is an opportunity to create social value. We have ten years’ experience supporting buying organisations to engage with social enterprises – businesses with a social or environmental mission. By directing day-to-day spend to social enterprises, you can directly invest in supporting local communities and a more sustainable planet.


Many social enterprises are set up to trade business-to-business (B2B). From catering to cleaning services, venue hire to video production and website development to workwear, the opportunities to find high-quality social enterprise suppliers for the goods and services your organisation needs are on the rise.


Supporting your organisation to buy from social enterprises


Social Procurement Connect provides the resources, tools and connections needed to build an effective social sourcing initiative. Participating organisations benefit from a comprehensive package of support:


  • Premium access to our Social Enterprise Directory, giving you exclusive insights into ‘Recommended suppliers’.
  • Online resources providing guidance and tips on how your organisation can successfully work with social enterprise suppliers.
  • An annual supply chain review to provide visibility of your existing social enterprise spend.
  • Online and in-person networking opportunities to share ideas and learning with peers and connect with potential suppliers.


Find out more


We have a growing group of buying organisations signed up to Social Procurement Connect, including private sector companies, public sector bodies, higher education institutions, social housing providers and civil society organisations.


To discuss how Social Procurement Connect can support your organisation, please get in touch at


You can also join our Social Procurement webinar on 1 February 2024 at 12.30-01.15 PM. Register here.