This report looks into the impact of the first year of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge – a ground-breaking initiative seeing some of the UK’s largest businesses use their spending power to collectively spend £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020.

The one year evaluation of the campaign published by Social Enterprise UK shows that as well as achieving £19.8 million in spend, the Challenge has led to 125 social enterprises being connected to major corporates, the training of 35 procurement professionals in how best to work with social enterprises and an increase in awareness of the sector across the staff teams of the corporate partners.