The Social Saturday 2015 campaign was launched by Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP, and Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK at the GLL Better Extreme skate park in Barking on Thursday 3rd September.
Social Saturday is part of Social Enterprise UK’s #BuySocial campaign which urges consumers, the public and private sectors to use their purchasing power to create positive social and environmental impact.
#BuySocial raises awareness about the options for everyday consumers who can utilise social savings and social investment opportunities which allow money to be invested into businesses whose social mission they support.
Thursday's event, saw the official launch of the Social Saturday 2015 campaign, with 6 weeks to go until the day itself. Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP, and CEO of SEUK Peter Holbrook both got a skateboarding lesson from the experts at Better Extreme.
Peter Holbrook CBE, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, said:
“Social enterprises are redefining how business gets done. When you buy from them, society profits. What’s more they are outperforming regular businesses on growth and impact. Social Saturday is all about celebrating and raising awareness about our growing movement.
This year we want to really put social enterprise on the map through a range of events across the country. When you buy from social enterprises your money goes so much further, I encourage you to go out there and buy social today.”
Minster for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:
“Social Saturday is a great opportunity for people across the country to buy social and explore the breadth of this vibrant and growing sector. We want to help social enterprises thrive, which is why we are making it easier for people to invest in the social enterprises they support the most, helping us to build a truly compassionate society.”
Social Saturday is on 10th October 2015, and there are a number of events happening up and down the country.
For more information on Social Saturday 2015, visit the SEUK website.