With People Recognised With Social Enterprise Mark

Posted: 03 February 2010, in Press Release

Edinburgh based, With People Community Interest Company has been successful in satisfying key criteria to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, which identifies them as trading for social and environmental purposes.


The Social Enterprise Mark was launched nationally this week at Voice10, the Social Enterprise Coalition’s national conference. The Social Enterprise Mark is the brand for social enterprises. The Mark will identify businesses which meet defined criteria for social enterprise, and consumers will recognise that businesses displaying the Mark are trading to benefit people and planet.


With People joins other ethical businesses that have been recognised by being awarded the
Mark such as the Out of the Blue, The Engine Shed, and the Eden Project.


Social enterprises are working to make a difference across the UK and beyond, but not enough people know what they are or how they work. The Social Enterprise Mark aims to raise awareness of what social enterprises do in order to get more people to buy from, engage with, start up and work for social enterprises.


With People CIC are an Edinburgh based social firm who specialise in marketing for social enterprises, charities, and small business. They provide web site design and hosting, graphic design, e-communication services and accessibility consultancy. The work of the business provides employment and volunteering opportunities for disabled people.


Ian Martin, Co-Director of With People said, “We’re really proud to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.  With People is absolutely committed to supporting sustainable businesses and consequently helping local communities to thrive and prosper”.