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Bath Spa certified social enterprise – Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University becomes a certified social enterprise

Friday, 18 February, 2022

We’re proud to announce that we’re a certified member of Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) – the leading global authority and largest network of social enterprises in the UK. SEUK are a strategic partner to several government departments and have led public policy on social enterprise for 15 years.

Social enterprises are businesses that put the interests of people and the planet before profits. They’re an increasingly important part of the UK economy contributing £60 billion and employing 2 million people. To become a certified social enterprise, organisations must satisfy several key criteria including demonstrating operational transparency, evidence of a social mission and reinvesting profits towards a social purpose.

As a social enterprise, we put people, communities and the environment at the heart of our work. Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better. This starts with our students and staff but extends to our local, regional and global community through our teaching and learning, research and partnerships.

Andy Salmon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor External said:

"Social enterprise is about investment in communities for the students, businesses, public bodies and charities we serve regionally and internationally. SEUK membership will increase our capacity to do this; it will also remind us all within Bath Spa how to work together for social benefit as a community."

This is the first step in our social enterprise journey, we’ll have more developments to share soon.

Certified Social Enterprise Badge

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