Social Enterprise Mark
The Social Enterprise Mark is a recognisable label that confirms the organisation is trading for the benefit of local people, rather than shareholders or owners.
In July 2009 Help and Care was awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.
According to research 7 out of 10 people said they would prefer to buy from firms who put their profits back into the community rather than into the pockets of shareholders and that they would rather buy from a company that makes decisions based on concern for society and the environment.
Kresse Wesling a Social Enterprise Ambassador for the Cabinet Office said:
“Receiving the mark is a true testament to the team at Help & Care – in an incredibly short period of time they have established a whole new way to generate revenue, one which extends their existing services and will provide a new source of funds to support their core mission.”
New market research carried out for RISE by Annabel Jackson Associates showing how the Social Enterprise Mark is perceived by a representative sample of the British population and those involved in procuring/commissioning public sector services.