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Elite Linguists gains the Social Enterprise Mark

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Elite Linguists CIC has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, which identifies them as trading for social and environmental purposes.  

The Social Enterprise Mark is the brand for social enterprises

The Social Enterprise Mark was launched on 1st February 2010. It identifies businesses which meet defined criteria for social enterprise, and consumers will recognise that businesses displaying the Mark are trading to benefit people and planet.

Elite Linguists CIC joins other ethical businesses that have been recognised by being awarded the Mark such as the Wise Group, Big Issue Scotland, the Melting Pot, and the Engine Shed. 

Government data estimates that there are 62,000 social enterprises across the UK, contributing £24 billion to the economy and employing around 800,000 people. 

Recent research found that social enterprises are twice as confident of growth compared to typical small to medium enterprises (SMEs), with 48% of social enterprises saying they are positive about the future as opposed to just 24% of SMEs (The Social Enterprise Coalition’s State of Social Enterprise Survey, 2009).

Social enterprises are working to make a difference across the UK and beyond, but not enough people know what they are or how they work. The Social Enterprise Mark aims to raise awareness of what social enterprises do in order to get more people to buy from, engage with, start up and work for social enterprises.  To find out more about the Social Enterprise Mark, please visit www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk.