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

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    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.

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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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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.

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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
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Markholder News & Events

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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

What do people say about the Social Enterprise Mark?

John Bryant

The Social Enterprise Mark is an excellent tool in enabling us as commissioners to be able to establish the credentials of organisations that are delivering social value. Within health and social care the reinvestment of surpluses in to social benefits is of huge advantage to those receiving and delivering care and the wider community. The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 focuses commissioners on seeking out such social value from their supply chain. The Mark certainly assists in helping us evidence that.

John BryantNHS Care Trust
Nigel Kershaw

The Big Issue was set up to find a business solution to the social crisis of homelessness. We are proud to be a social enterprise, proud to be part of a movement and the Social Enterprise Mark tells our readers just that.

Nigel KershawCEOThe Big Issue
Tim Smit

The Mark is the flag, the rallying cry and the sign of the legitimacy of a new way of doing business which will, in due course, come to be seen as the way most business should be done. In short, it is the Mark of a movement that gives capitalism a social heart and anyone who cares deeply about this, will wear the badge with pride.

Tim SmitExecutive ChairmanEden Project
Chris White

The Social Enterprise Mark has a key role in championing the sector as a standard that builds trust and can be believed in.

Chris WhiteMPChris White MP