The Buy Social Directory. Where buyers connect with social enterprises.


The Buy Social Directory. Where buyers connect with social enterprises.

The Buy Social Directory is the largest database of social enterprises in the UK and was launched three years ago to make it easy for organisations to buy from social enterprises. Since then the number of private companies and public sector organisations using the directory has grown significantly to over 8,000 social enterprise suppliers, including Johnson & Johnson, Wates and PwC and has become the largest database of its kind in the UK.

The directory was set up by Social Enterprise UK in partnership with the Cabinet Office, the City of London and Aspire Group. The Directory is an online resource connecting organisations wanting to use their purchasing power to make a difference with the huge range of social enterprises ready to do business with them.

Register to make sure your social enterprise is listed on the Directory. Make your organisation visible to private companies and public sector organisations looking to #BuySocial. It's free to register and only takes five minutes. 

There’s lots more information about the Buy Social Directory online, including FAQs and examples of good business deals that have been done.

Already Listed on the Directory?

Be sure to log in and update your profile as soon as possible. The directory is having a spring clean and any profiles not accessed by 30th April 2016 will be considered no longer active and removed from the directory. The directory is an invaluable source of information to connect social enterprises with influential buyers and other organisations in the third sector so don’t miss out, register or update your profile today.


You can find CAN’s spruced up profile on the directory to give you some inspiration.

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