ESE launch The Good Stuff Network Edinburgh


Edinburgh Social Enterprise launch The Good Stuff Network Edinburgh – creating connections for social impact!

Edinburgh Social Enterprise is excited to launch The Good Stuff Network Edinburgh on Social Enterprise Day – Thursday 17 November.

The Good Stuff Network will create a meeting place for social enterprises, ‘socially enterprising’ businesses and organisations and anchor institutions to come together to do good things in Edinburgh.

Claire Pattullo, ESE CEO:
ESE is expanding our peer network into a wider meeting and market place for social enterprises (who subscribe to the voluntary code for Social Enterprise Scotland), socially enterprising businesses and those who want to trade with or support them. It is vital that ESE continues to create opportunities for members that reflect and respond to the wider operating environment. As such we are keen to see anchor organisations and corporate businesses who want to include social enterprises in their supply chains join The Good Stuff Network. I look forward to welcoming into membership any business that wishes to come together with social enterprises to do good things across the city and create positive social impact.

The new network will create closer links between varied sizes of organisations and even sole traders to social enterprises and social economy organisations. Giving opportunities for both to access different supply chains for the delivery of community benefits, as well as helping to achieve outcomes against several policy areas, such as net zero, community wealth building and place principle.

The Good Stuff Network Edinburgh offers a fantastic opportunity for businesses across Edinburgh to create meaningful connections to help increase social impact!

Emma Galloway, ESE Chair:
The best way to build the capacity of social enterprises is through trading with them and creating new market opportunities. As social enterprises provide much needed support to local communities, by trading with them you are also helping support those most in need across the city. By joining The Good stuff Network you can ‘do good stuff’ and help make Edinburgh better for everyone.

Key benefits of joining the network:

  • The Good Stuff Network is the heart of social enterprise in Edinburgh – we create connections through our online marketplace, in-person networking events or via matchmaking from our expert team. We make community wealth building happen.
  • Members receive invites to (and the chance to sponsor) a selection of training and events, Meet the Buyers and our Buy The Good Stuff Markets + more.
  • Access to the latest news and intel and the chance to input into future decision making locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Direct access to a wealth of knowledge and resources from our experienced Good Stuff Network team and strategic partners, as well as peer support and mentoring.

For more info, please contact us at info@edinburghsocialenterprise.co.uk

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