Social enterprises sell products and services and use the profits they make to deliver a positive impact around social and environmental objectives in their local communities.
Just as a private business can be established in a number of ways, there are various legal structures that social enterprises can be set up as. You can find more information about the different social enterprise models on this page.
We are always keen to talk to people interested to use social enterprise organisations in their supply chain. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, we'll be happy to point you to relevant social enterprise suppliers whatever your business need is.
If you are a social enterprise based in Scotland we would love to hear from you and promote you on this website and as part of our #BuySocialScotland campaign. Please complete this online form or email us at email@example.com to get started - it's free to be promoted.
Yes! Buy Social Scotland has two sister directories - one listing consumer products, services and experiences at BuySocialScotland.com and one listing business to business products, services and experiences at BuySocialScotland.com/Business. We can list you on either or both websites and are running targeted marketing campaigns for both audiences. Please see the point above to get in touch.
Social Enterprise Scotland supports organisations at all stages of their development and we regularly verify those listed for both quality and accreditation. However, it's important to note that organisations will have sought their own accreditation and this can change over time. Wherever possible, we have asked them to highlight the business customers they have worked with previously so you can get a sense of their scale and experience.