What we do

  • We champion and promote social enterprises to the public and media.
  • We unite and represent Scotland’s social enterprises as the national membership-led body.
  • We support our members with news, information and advice.
  • We campaign and influence on the issues and policies that matter.
  • We build lasting connections between social enterprises and supporters to network and trade.
  • We pro-actively engage with our social enterprise partners, the public sector, the Scottish Government and Parliament, local authorities, the media, the private sector and the wider public. 

Growing a strong, inclusive voice for social enterprise

In the Social Enterprise Action Plan 2021-24, the Scottish Government set out its plan to fund an enhanced single intermediary body with responsibility for representing the social enterprise sector across Scotland. 

Along with other intermediaries, we agreed that the sector will be better served by a single voice advocating for it. Following an open and transparent selection, the Scottish Government chose us for this role, with the SEI in place from July 1st 2022.

We are growing a collaborative movement so that all social enterprises have a stronger voice. This is an incredibly exciting time for our sector as we progress the transition and successfully deliver a new inclusive model that will put social enterprises at the heart of Scotland’s future.