Buying from Social Enterprises in Edinburgh
Social Enterprises are organisations and businesses formed for the benefit of the community or the environment and their profits go towards that goal and not to private individuals or shareholders.
The benefit from purchasing goods and services however isn't simply all about social or environmental "good". Social Enterprises are run by committed staff and individuals who are committed to providing top quality good and services capable of competing with private companies and corporations, social benefit is the bonus.
The Edinburgh Social Enterprise Directory
The Edinburgh Social Enterprise Directory lists all our member businesses and organisations based in or operating in the Edinburgh area.
These range from bakeries making organic sourdough bread to shops selling fair-trade goods produced by social enterprises all around the world and art galleries to a tool library. Have a look for yourself and search by location, by business category or even alphabetically.
Many of our social enterprises in Edinburgh supplying goods and services trade or have the potential to trade with each other as well as supplying to private companies and contracting with public sector organisations.
Read how some of our members did it! Find out more