Don’t take our word for it… see what people have to say about our accreditation services

Emma Lower, CEO of Lendology CIC, who work across the South West providing loans to homeowners, landlords, empty property owners for a variety of purposes, highlights the Silver Mark accreditation’s role in fostering an ethical and inclusive economy.

Miriam Rivas-Aguilar and Ross Padwick of Care Opinion CIC, UK’s leading independent non-profit feedback platform for health services, highlights the significance of the Social Enterprise Silver Mark as a crucial benchmarking tool for the organisation.

Purva Tavri and Paul explains why the Social Enterprise Silver Mark is an important tool for Selby Trust, which was set up as a charity in 1992 by local people who recognised the need for a multi-purpose centre led by the community and third sector organisations.

Jan Golding, Founder of specialist social sector HR consultancy Roots HR, talks about how the Social Enterprise Mark is an important benchmarking tool for  the organisation.

Anna Smith of Forward Carers, an award-winning social enterprise empowering Carers to live fulfilling lives, explains how the Social Enterprise Mark provides external validation of their social impact.

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.

Quote from Gary Jarvis of The Growth Company: "The assessment process has been hugely beneficial. It made us realise just how much good work we do and how much positive change we make. The Social Enterprise Mark CIC team has been really helpful, professional and genuinely helped to add value through the whole process. It’s clear there is a real passion for what they do and what they stand for!"

Testimonial from Will Saunders: "The fact that you have multiple tiers of accreditation and guidance on what they mean/how to progress makes it very clear and gives a feeling of robustness... The application felt rigorous but not hard work - the right balance of effort Vs reward."

Testimonial from Devi Clark: "We've been supporting social enterprises for 13 years, but still found real value in becoming accredited. It affirmed our values, validated our impact and gave external legitimacy to our funding applications. As well as that, the team are warm, helpful, responsive and a joy to work with. They made it easy to navigate the process and have continued to work with us and connect us with their network."

Testimonial from Gareth Hart: "We've had the Social Enterprise Mark for nearly 10 years... I think the time is right for the Mark to be a badge of building a fairer and greener economy. Lets really get it out there and create a socially enterprising movement for a better world."

Testimonial from Martin Howitt: "Our early impressions of Social Enterprise Mark CIC are good, you are responsive and have already given us opportunities to support others in the sector."

Testimonial from Mandy Toze of Millfields Trust

Testimonial from Emma Lower at Lendology: "The Social Enterprise Mark has provided us with recognition of our social enterprise status and this accreditation has meant a lot. The SEMCIC team are always ready to listen and support us, showcasing our organisation wherever possible, so for us being part of the network is a no-brainer."

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 Ged Timpson at Thanet Health CIC; "The Social Enterprise Gold Mark assessment process was a positive experience. It gave us lots of opportunities to reflect on what we think we are doing well and to look at those areas which we have found more challenging to address. The assessors were very supportive and provided lots of assistance during the process."

Testimonial from Jan Golding at Roots Human Resources

Testimonial from Professor Peter Childs at Newman University

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 Will Gardner: "We use the Local Authority Disability Employment Mark to demonstrate our commitment to and the legitimacy of our social value claims"

Testimonial from Pauline Gannon; "Every single dealing with your organisation has been of a high professional standard and with an ease that is a joy. In my opinion you are in practice the high standards you work to instil in the social enterprise sector, a true representation in practice of what you preach."

Testimonial from Kevin Armstrong: " I just want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Social Enterprise Mark CIC for their collaborative work with UnLtd. From working together on campaigns, to actively engaging in our events, I think we help to demonstrate the sort of impactful, collaborative behaviour we like to see in social entrepreneurs."

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.