Social enterprises

Social Enterprise UK offer free and paid for bespoke services and advice for social enterprises of all sizes. 

Our advice helpline is open to SEUK members only. As we are a membership organisation we are unable to offer free advice over the phone to all callers, however we do offer many free publications covering key topics below. If you are in need of free bespoke business support & advice Inspire2Enterprise can offer this service.


Social enterprises come in all sizes, from small community cafés to really big international organisations. Setting up a social enterprise – or changing an organisation from a charity, public sector or private business into a successful social enterprise can be a daunting, exhilarating and challenging experience. Get an idea of some of the exciting organisations in the sector in our social enterprise stories page.

Our practical guide to starting your social enterprise takes you through the essentials from finding investment and funding to deciding on the most suitable legal structure for your social enterprise. Throughout the guide we’ve provided some words of wisdom from social entrepreneurs – what they wish they’d known when they were starting out. 


There are several key areas that SEUK provides advice and support for social enterprises that are up and running.

Accurate information about the impact your social enterprise is making towards your social goals is very important. Find out how to measure your social value. Read our guide to social impact measurement.

The world of finance and funding can be a daunting prospect.  In the below guide we give you a quick overview of social finance and links to organisations who can help further. Read our guide to social finance.

How can you add social value in your supply chain? Read our guide on supply chains and procurement.


Consultancy Looking for tailored support? We are able to provide business and comms support from our teams who have an in-depth understanding of the issues around social enterprise

Speakers Book the speaking services of some of the country’s top social enterprise experts and leaders.

Research From social impact measurement to policy analysis SEUK has the expertise to carry out a wide range of research services.

Charlie Business DevelopmentFor more information contact Charlie Wigglesworth, Head of Business Development on 020 3589 4952 or



Temi membership officerFor a one-off annual membership fee we provide social enterprises with a range of tools including access to training, information and advice, discounted event attendance, PR and comms.

For more information on our member benefits please click here or telephone 020 3589 4958 to speak to our membership officer Temi or email