In 2014 Futureworks (Yorkshire) were Social Enterprise of the Year partner with Wates Group. This long term relationship continues today. Earlier this year Interserve Yorkshire Region confirmed support to Futureworks Yorkshire and are currently recruiting their first apprentice through us.
We are pleased to see that as founding partners of Social Enterprise UK they have pledged to increase spend with organisations like ours. More organisations need to follow their path and put social value truly back into local communities through social enterprises. SIGN UP for the CHALLENGE TODAY!!!
To give you a bit of background about the Buy Social Corporate Challenge….
It’s just over a year since the Downing Street launch and the Challenge has already delivered incredible impact. The full report and three new partners will be announced at an event in Westminster on the 11th May.
For those of you who don’t know, the Challenge is an initiative led by SEUK in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, and Business in the Community, which will see a group of high profile businesses aim to spend £1 billion with UK social enterprises by 2020. Founding partners of the Corporate Challenge are Interserve, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, Santander, Wates, Zurich and RBS.
Led by Social Enterprise UK in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Business in the Community, a number of forward-thinking companies are opening up their supply chains to the UK’s 70,000 social enterprises.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign at Downing Street in April 2016, Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:
‘This exciting project will have a huge impact on the social enterprise sector. This isn’t about asking businesses to spend more, but to spend in a way which helps us to build a bigger stronger society.
“It’s a win-win for businesses and social enterprises and I hope to see more big businesses sign up to the Challenge.”