Celebrate Social Saturday on 14 October!


How will you be celebrating Social Saturday on 14 October?

Events are being held up and down the country to encourage consumers, businesses and public bodies to find out more about social enterprises and to #buysocial. Find your nearest event here.

There are nearly 80,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing over a million people and contributing more than £24 billion to the economy.

Peter Holbrook CBE, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, said:

“Social enterprises are using the power of business as a force for good.  Through where they work, who they employ and how they operate they are creating jobs for those who need them most such as the long term unemployed or the homeless, they’re protecting our environment and rejuvenating our communities. Like other businesses they aim to make a profit but instead of shifting them out to distant shareholders they reinvest their profits back into their social mission to create even more impact. Social Saturday is a day to focus on the outstanding work they are doing across the country.

The best way to support social enterprises is to buy from them, so get out there and support them both on Social Saturday and beyond. This year we’re asking consumers to swap their purchases for social enterprise ones, be that coffee, socks, sofas, chocolates, jewellery or even changing where you get you bike fixed. Whatever you’re after, chances are there’ll be a social enterprise supplier out there – you may be making one small change, but it will have one BIG impact.”

See what Michael Sheen, patron of Social Enterprise UK, has to say about #BuySocial below:

If you’d like to find out more about Social Saturday – or Social Enterprise UK – you can do so here.

If you’re a social enterprise and would like to be listed on the UK database click here.

If you’re a consumer, business or public body, and want to know where you can access Social Enterprise suppliers, click here.

If you’d like to know more about Social Enterprises in Cambridgeshire, get in touch.

To read more information, click here.

Allia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports businesses - through flexible workspace, social finance and free business support - so that they can grow and create positive impact, on their communities and on the planet.

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