Buy Social – Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC will be working in partnership with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) to develop and deliver the Buy Social programme in the North East of England.

Buy Social is SEUK’s flagship campaign that aims to build markets for social enterprises among the general public as well as the private and public sectors. It challenges all of us to think about where we buy our goods and services from, and the social impact of our purchasing decisions.

Why Buy Social?

Buying social is about using your money, as an individual or an organisation, to create a positive impact on the world we live in.  When you buy from a social enterprise you are choosing to spend your money with a business that is giving something back, reinvesting their profits to address the most pressing issues, from homelessness and unemployment to ethical trade and climate change.

No matter where you live, there will be social enterprises near you – make your money go further and show them some support. Get your workplace to think about where it sources everyday items such as stationary and coffee, think about the services you use such as graphic design, facilities management or printing. Chances are there’ll be a social enterprise supplier out there offering a great service and changing lives in the process.

As part of the programme we will be building a Social Enterprise Directory, supporting social enterprises to get themselves supplier ready and supporting businesses/corporates across the North East to understand the benefits of buying social and coordinating events to introduce them to our talented network of social entrepreneurs.

If you’re interested in becoming an approved provider you can register for our Social Enterprise Directory. Simply email and request an application form.

If you’re a professional working in business or statutory services who is interested in finding out how you could involve social enterprises in your supply chain then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0191 386 9785 or email