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Heidi Fisher MBE, an award-winning social entrepreneur and social enterprise specialist, talks about what the Social Enterprise Mark means to her organisation, Make an Impact CIC, and why it is a valuable tool for social enterprises.

Kate Welch, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Acumen, a social enterprise in the North East that provides capacity building support and advice to social entrepreneurs, explains why the Social Enterprise Mark is important to her business and to the sector as a whole.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, one of a growing network of universities that have proven their commitment to making a real difference for people and planet, explains what the Social Enterprise Gold Mark says about their institution.

Chocolate Films, a video production company in London that uses profits to support an outreach and workshop programme supporting children and young people into film and video-making activities, explains how the Social Enterprise Mark benefits their business.

Testimonial from Mandy Toze of Millfields Trust

Testimonial from Anna Osborne at Wessex Resolutions

Testimonial from Nigel Kershaw at the Big Issue Group

Quote from Borja Barragan of Altum Faithful Investing: "We are very proud of being awarded the Social Enterprise Mark! The fact that is has not been easy confirms that it is a thorough process and therefore we are even happier to achieve this global standard."

Quote from Luke Joy-Smith of Discovery: "Being a values led organisation underpins our desire to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to be valued and active citizens. Therefore, being a recognised social enterprise is important to us. We strongly believe that the Social Enterprise Mark validates our values, approach and reputation."

Testimonial from Graeme Haggerty at Thanet Health CIC

Testimonial from Jan Golding at Roots Human Resources

Testimonial from Professor Peter Childs at Newman University

Testimonial from Robin Burgess at Hope Enterprises

Quote from Philip Dent at the University of Winchester: "In spite of the hugely constrained environment, we are putting sustainability and social justice at the heart of our work, and the Social Enterprise Gold Mark adds huge value as a practical expression of our vision."

Testimonial from Liam Quinn at Northdoc

Testimonial from Louise Gardner at Watershed

Testimonial from Abianda

Testimonial from Ed Mayo at Co-operatives UK

Testimonial from John Bryant at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Ed Hughes of HEFCE (now Office for Students), the independent regulator of higher education in England, explains what the Social Enterprise Mark means for the Higher Education sector.