More and more corporates are choosing to buy products and services from social enterprise businesses. Social enterprises are profit making businesses, which exist to drive positive environmental, community or social change. To mark this month’s Buy Social for a Better World campaign, Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive at Social Enterprise UK sheds a light on why this shift is making a huge impact on society and the environment, as well as benefiting corporates.
Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK
Charlie is responsible for all aspects of SEUK’s business activities. This includes managing and growing SEUK’s relationships with corporate partners, winning public sector contracts and heading up the SEUK membership team. He has worked with major multinational companies on delivering their social enterprise and sustainability strategies with a particular emphasis on supply chains. This has included leading on the creation and delivery of the Buy Social Directory and Buy Social Corporate Challenge. He also leads on SEUK’s consultancy work and has worked across the sector on social value, impact measurement and organisational development.