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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.

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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 staff and individuals who are committed to providing quality goods and services.

Learn more about why Social Enterprises should be a first choice purchasing decision


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.

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