Social Enterprise UK celebrates 15th birthday by launching Honorary Fellowship


The year of 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), the umbrella body for social enterprises in the UK.

The Honorary Fellowship recognises individuals who have contributed in a variety of ways to the social enterprise economy and movement, both in the UK and around the world.

The 15 Honorary SEUK Fellows for 2017 include the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Big Issue, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the CEO of Divine Chocolate Ltd and the Managing Director of leisure social enterprise GLL.

In April 2002, CAN co-founded the Social Enterprise Coalition which is now Social Enterprise UK.

The State of Social Enterprise Survey 2017, produced by Social Enterprise UK and supported by Santander, illustrates significant growth of the social enterprise sector:

‘It shows a commercially resilient sector outperforming mainstream SMEs when it comes to turnover growth, innovation, business optimism, start-up rates, diversity in leadership and more.

‘Since 2005, over 13,000 Community Interest Companies have been founded, another indicator of the growth of the movement.'

SEUK will announce new Honorary Fellows on an annual basis at the Social Enterprise Awards.

Find out more about the Honorary Fellowship

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