Social enterprises come in all shapes and sizes and operate in a range of sectors
- Big Issue - a news and current affairs magazine written by professional journalists and sold on the streets by homeless vendors.
- Divine Chocolate - a Fairtrade company co-owned by the cocoa farmers cooperative Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana, who not only receive a fair price for their cocoa but also a large share in the company's profit.
- Digibridge -a pioneering IT resource and training company, connecting communities and people with no internet experience or computer access.
- Greenworks - refashions and redirects office furniture that would otherwise end up in landfill, providing organisations including schools, charities and small businesses with discounted wares.
- Hill Holt Wood - educates and trains at-risk youth who have been excluded from school, giving them the lasting benefits of education, practical skills, the ability to work in a team, increased confidence and time spent outdoors.
- London Early Years Foundation - runs community childcare centres for children in London where, despite its apparent wealth, extremely high numbers of children are classified as being in need. LEYF supports lower income families by providing subsidised services and helping mums and dads to improve their parenting skills.
- PJ's Community Services - a community hub, working not just in care services but also youth, education, business and the arts.
- Thinking Flowers - ethical floral design company supplying creative flower displays and installations to businesses, events and private clients, including the Tate Modern, BAFTA, Westminster Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall, the Emirates Stadium and British Library.