Press Release: Social Enterprise Mark Company Ownership Changes Announced

Press Release: Social Enterprise Mark Company Ownership Changes Announced
Social Enterprise Mark Company
06.10.11

Social Enterprise Mark Company ownership changes announced

Rise and Social Enterprise UK, who have to-date run the Social Enterprise Mark Company as a joint venture, today announced changes to its ownership. Rise will now become the sole shareholder, while Social Enterprise UK will continue to support the Mark Company through promoting the Mark nationally.

Social Enterprise UK is to concentrate its efforts on growing the market for social enterprise, attracting more partners from mainstream business, the third sector and the public sector through campaigns, influencing, and growing the evidence-base for social enterprise. The national body said with the company established and the number of Mark holders growing, it was confident to transfer the running to Rise, which has robust and ambitious business plans for its future.

Social Enterprise UK will promote the Mark as the accreditation for social enterprise.

Lucy Findlay, Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark Company, said:

“The Social Enterprise Mark now has a solid base to use as a platform for the next stage. We will continue to work closely with Social Enterprise UK and our aims remain closely aligned and complementary. We have exciting plans for the future which are soon to be announced.”

Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, said:

“We will continue to work with the Mark Company to grow the number of Mark holders in the UK. Mark holders benefit from immediate recognition as a social enterprise and it will be particularly useful to those spinning out of the public sector. A great deal of hard work has gone into starting up the Social Enterprise Mark and we wish it every success in the next stage of its development.”