Who we are


We are the national body for social enterprise - business with a social or environmental mission.

UK Social Enterprise Awards 2017

Applications for the 2017 UK Social Enterprise awards have now closed. Shortlisted applicants will be announced in September. See here for info on booking tickets to this year's Awards Ceremony.

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Author: Kate Murray

Social Saturday 2017

October 14th is Social Saturday - a day to celebrate and buy from social enterprises. Visit the Social Saturday website and find out how you can get involved.

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Author: Shehan Perera

The Future of Business - State of Social Enterprise Survey 2017

The 2017 State of Social Enterprise Report, supported by Santander, is the largest, most representative survey of social enterprises in the UK. It shows a commercially resilient sector outperforming mainstream SMEs when it comes to turnover growth, innovation, business optimism, start-up rates, diversity in leadership and more. It points towards the Future of Business.

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Author: Shehan Perera

Join us

Our membership is a network that includes all the leading lights of the UK social enterprise movement from community organisations to consumer products. Join us and help us shape our movement.

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Partner with us

We currently partner with organisations as diverse as Johnson & Johnson, NHS England and the World Bank but are always keen to explore new relationships – we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Latest news

  • Manchester Community Transport in talks to join HCT Group

    HCT Group has announced that it is in final-stage talks with fellow social enterprise bus operator Manchester Community Transport (MCT), with a view to MCT joining the Group. Read more

  • The Big Lemon just got bigger!

    The streets of Brighton and Hove will soon be seeing lots more yellow buses as a result of decisions taken by councillors on Brighton and Hove Council. Read more

  • HCT Group launches 2017 Social Impact Report

    HCT Group - a social enterprise that reinvests the profits it makes from transport contracts back into high social impact transport services - has released their 2017 Social Impact Report. Read more

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