RISE was the voice for social enterprises in South West England from 2003 – 2012. In 2012, the RISE Legacy Trust became the single shareholder which owns the Social Enterprise Mark Company.

The Social Enterprise Mark is the only certification authority for social enterprises. It guarantees the ethics, behaviours and motivations of a business. It explains easily the differences to customers, commissioners and investors.

Social enterprises provide products and services like other businesses, competing on quality, customer service and price but the difference is: they use the profits to help others. They are not a free or cut-price option; they use business to improve society.

Social enterprises guarantee their credentials and reinforce their values by applying for the Social Enterprise Mark.

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