Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) is the national body for social enterprise in the UK, representing the 90,000 organisations that have adopted the ethos of the ‘triple bottom line’ – social, environment, business.
The core work of the organisation includes:
- Strategic partnerships with six government departments
- Member of Government’s Mutuals Task Force
- Represented on board & trust of Big Society Capital
- Reaching a network of over 15,000 social enterprises, networks and partners
- Championing social enterprise at government level, through the media, through partnerships with private and public sector
- Supporting our members with programmes such as Supply Chain, Social Investment, Impact Measurement, Leadership and more.
SEUK was one of the main authors of the Public Services (Social Value) Act for which the organisation won the Third Sector Big Impact Award. This ground breaking legislation grants commissioners the ability to use social value as a metric for procurement for the first time. SEUK’s policy and research team produce the ‘State of Social Enterprise Survey’ about UK social enterprises, the biggest of its kind internationally.
SEUK was founded and is still governed by membership and infrastructure organisations in the third sector who wanted to promote social enterprise across the UK. This includes NCVO, Locality, CAN, School for Social Entrepreneurs, Social Firms UK and Co-operatives UK, as well as regional social enterprise bodies such as Social Enterprise West Midlands. SEUK are therefore able to draw upon all of these networks as well (with a combined membership of more than 10,000 organisations) to better disseminate all of the initiatives.
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