Case Studies

  • Ethstat and Telereal Trillium - 'None of this would have been possible without the Buy Social Directory'

    Over the last 10 years the consideration of environmental impact in procurement has moved from a minor fringe interest to a cornerstone of good practice in all businesses.  Across that time Ethstat Founder Bruce Halai-Carter has been a researcher, campaigner and advocate for making environmental purchasing more accessible for business.  His argument has always been that reducing an...

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  • Social Value in the West Midlands

    Every major local authority in the West Midlands now has its own nominated Social Value Champion to lead on implementing the Social Value Act. 

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  • Landmarc + CAN Invest + Poached Creative

    Landmarc Support Services, which manages the Ministry of Defence’s training estate, is the third biggest land manager in the country. Motivated by the arrival of the Social Value Act, they approached Social Enterprise UK to think about how they could incorporate social value into the heart of their business.

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  • Wates + National Community Wood Recycling Project

    Wates, one of the largest privately owned construction companies in the UK, has set themselves the target of spending £5 million with social enterprise suppliers across their sites by 2015. Find out how they plan to meet this target.

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  • The Social Enterprise and Housing Hub

    The Social Enterprise and Housing Hub is a sector led and funded web portal designed to help housing associations to create greater social impact for their communities through their work with social enterprise. The site includes a number of examples of housing organisations buying from and contracting with social enterprises.

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