Social Enterprise Mark

The Social Enterprise Mark is the UK certification authority for social enterprise. The Mark independently proves when a business or organisation puts profits towards social or environmental good.

    • Get assessed

      Prove your social value and verify your social enterprise credentials. Begin the certification process…

    • Find a certified social enterprise

      We connect you with businesses who deliver proven social value to people and planet.  As certified social enterprises, we have assessed and verified that their profits are used for a purpose, rather than for shareholders.

      ‘Social enterprise means to me …’

      Eden Project’s Sir Tim Smit, Big Issue’s Nigel Kershaw and many more Mark Holders explain what social enterprise means to them

      Why get the Social Enterprise Mark

      Why get the Social Enterprise Mark?

      The Social Enterprise Mark validates and differentiates your business as a genuine social enterprise from private sector competition through the robust, independent assessment process.

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      prove social enterprise status and credentials

      Can you prove you’re a social enterprise?

      Find out if you qualify against the criteria agreed by the social enterprise sector.

      You can see case studies of social enterprises.

      Or you can send us an enquiry

      Certification Panel

      What is social enterprise certification?

      The robust assessment process determines if a business can genuinely identify itself as a social enterprise.

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      What is a Social Enterprise?
      Public Services (Social Value) Act
      Do you qualify? Contact us to find out
      Change your constitution

      Markholder News & Events

      Read all the latest updates from certified social enterprises

          News from the Social Enterprise Mark

          Promoting awareness and growing opportunities for social enterprise ideas

          Lucy Findlay, Managing Director of the Social Enterprise Mark

          Lucy Findlay’s blog – latest views on issues affecting certified social enterprises

          Lucy is Managing Director of the Social Enterprise Mark Company

          thought-leadership from certified social enterprises

          Guest blog – expert advice from Mark holders

          Learn from the best – certified social enterprise leaders share their views and news