We’re really proud to have so many businesses in Porthampton that not only add to our thriving economy but also support local and international communities and environmental efforts through their work.

If you are interested in creating a local social enterprise or want to find out more about social enterprise generally visit these sites for further information:

Social Enterprise UK is a national organization promoting social enterprise in the UK. The web site includes activities and resources.

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year through its core Awards programme. UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; from Awards of funding, to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.

If you’re starting a business that helps people or communities (a ‘social enterprise’), you must choose a business structure Gov.uk offers help and support with this.

Inspired by the Fairtrade Mark as a movement to change how people buy, the Social Enterprise Mark identifies and differentiates unique businesses. The Social Enterprise Mark is the only international certification for social enterprises.