Social Enterprise Gifts

As at September 2017, nine percent of small businesses were social enterprises.  There are a staggering 2m people employed by social enterprises in the UK alone.  They clearly make a difference to the economy too, worth £60bn to the UK GDP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How you can support a social enterprise

Firstly check out www.socialenterprise.org.uk and take a browse on the many companies listed.

Consider, especially with Christmas on the horizon, purchasing gifts through a social enterprise business.  Here are just a few:

www.frombabieswithlove.org
Organic Baby Clothes
Donates 100% of its profits to orphaned and abandoned children around the world.

https://thesoapco.org
The Soap Co.
All products are handcrafted in the UK by people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.stand4socks.com
Stand 4 Socks
For each pair sold, one thick antibacterial pair is donated to a homeless person.

https://www.madlug.com
Madlug
Every bag you buy, one will be given to a child in care.  These children quite often have to transport their belongings in a bin bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few other, perhaps more well known social enterprise brands, include: The Big Issue, The Eden Project, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Divine Chocolate, and Cafedirect.

Go on – make a difference!

Michelle
By Michelle Stromgren
Chartered Marketer and Performance Coach with a postgraduate diploma in digital marketing. Over 25 years of corporate and individual marketing experience. A mother of two, organiser of many, blogger, budding photographer, and serial student.