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74 London-Based Social Enterprises

The United Kingdom is a Hub of For-Purpose Entrepreneurship

— January 13, 2013 — Social Good
These London-based social enterprises attest to the idea that's constantly circulated that the United Kingdom is the hub of the social entrepreneurship. It's astounding to see the way that community and opportunity can sometimes go hand in hand. While the online social networking of social enterprise and social business is quite tight-knit and supportive, nothing truly beats the real thing, that is, having people around you that you can bounce ideas off of, get legitimate business advice from and, maybe, just keep it simple, take your mind off of your work and have a pint or two at a local British pub.

The ideas are there; just look at these London-based social enterprises and see how they make the local become global.
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Altruistic Apprenticeships
Altruistic Apprenticeships
Capital Conflict Management is an Anti-Violence Initiative in the UK
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73
Computer Cradle Campaigns
Computer Cradle Campaigns
‘Saving Bletchley Park' is Restoring the Origin of the PC
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72
Community Enterprise Investors
Community Enterprise Investors
Adventure Capital Fund Aims to Improve U.K. Neighborhoods
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71
Accessible Loans
Accessible Loans
My Home Finance is a Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneer
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70
Professional Couchsurfing Communities
Professional Couchsurfing Communities
Startup Stay Helps Entrepreneurs Find Easy Accomodations
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69
Healthy Community Sales
Healthy Community Sales
'A Moveable Feast' Focuses on Arabs & Bangladeshis Who Live in SW1, London
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68
Social, Eco Mail
Social, Eco Mail
Pivotal Packaging Offers Supportive Job Opportunities and Greener Services
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67
Flying Pig Pitches
Flying Pig Pitches
Good Deals UK Brings Unconventional Voting to the 2011 Social Finance Forum
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66
Crowdsourced Peace-Promoting Anthems
Crowdsourced Peace-Promoting Anthems
Peace Mix UK is Creating a Unique Musical Opportunity
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65
Social Business Info Portals
Social Business Info Portals
Via3 Offers Publicity and Networking for Ethical Companies
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64
Altruism-Enabling Platforms
Altruism-Enabling Platforms
Eclectic Productions is a UK Social Enterprise With Inspiring Projects
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63
Social Enterprise Financing
Social Enterprise Financing
'Big Issue Invest' is a Social Business that Invests in Others
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62
Digital Rural Medicine
Digital Rural Medicine
mDiagnostica Leverages Mobile Tech for More Efficient Healthcare
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61
Purpose-Driven Printing Professions
Purpose-Driven Printing Professions
Social Imprints Offers Employment to At-Risk Individuals
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60
Technological Literacy Programs
Technological Literacy Programs
‘121 Women and Computers' Teaches Valuable Employment
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59
For-Profit Social Bus Services
For-Profit Social Bus Services
HCT Group is a UK Transportation-Providing Beneficial Business
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58
Life Lesson Gurus
Life Lesson Gurus
The Amazings is a Social Enterprise Harnessing the Skills of Retirees
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57
Celeb Chef Apprenticeship Charities
Celeb Chef Apprenticeship Charities
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall Blends Fine Dining & Education
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56
Fearless Social Innovation Festivals
Fearless Social Innovation Festivals
A Good Week Celebrates Bettering the World
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55
Not-for-Profit Development Programs
Not-for-Profit Development Programs
ACT Training Services is a Social Enterprise for Professionals
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54
Ethical Cocoa Gadget Helpers
Ethical Cocoa Gadget Helpers
The Divine Chocolate App Shares the Story of the Farmer-Owned Company
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53
Chic Carbon Neutral Aqua Companies
Chic Carbon Neutral Aqua Companies
Belu Water is an Ethical Bottled Brand in the UK
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Social Business Logistics
Social Business Logistics
London-Based 'Connection Crew' Hires Ex-Homeless People
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51
Youth Development Programs
Youth Development Programs
The Spring Project is a Radical Employment Effort in London
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50
Ethical Interior Design
Ethical Interior Design
MUMO Gives Native Artisans the Opportunity to Preserve Their Culture
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49
Creative Upcycled Festival Sites
Creative Upcycled Festival Sites
Industrius is a Change Engine Transforming Waste in London
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48
Socially Accessible Artwork
Socially Accessible Artwork
Art-Switch Lets Clients and Businesses Borrow First
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47
Alternative Loan Products
Alternative Loan Products
Fair Finance Offers Affordable Banking to Urban Populations
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46
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Fifteen Restaurant Offers Opportunities to Disadvantaged Youth
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45
Creative Business Incubators
Creative Business Incubators
Cockpit Arts is a Social Enterprise for 'Designer-Makers'
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44
Community-Focused Palestinian Produce
Community-Focused Palestinian Produce
Zaytoun Imports Organic and Fair Trade Products
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43
Virtuously Veritable Dining
Virtuously Veritable Dining
The Hoxton Apprentice Serves Feel-Good Meals
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42
Self-Funded Artist Charities
Self-Funded Artist Charities
Candid Arts Trust Supports Creators in London's Borough of Islington
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41
Social Change Investments
Social Change Investments
The Ethical Property Company Provides Affordable Offices
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40
Neighborhood Crowdfunding Websites
Neighborhood Crowdfunding Websites
Spacehive is a Fundraising Platform for Public Space Projects
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39
Strategists for Change
Strategists for Change
Junxion Strategy offers Social Purpose and Sustainability Management
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38
Collaborative Creation Gigs
Collaborative Creation Gigs
Good for Nothing Brings People Together for Fast-Track 'Doing'
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37
Ethical Gastropubs
Ethical Gastropubs
The Duke of Cambridge Serves Organic and Local Foods
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36
Explosive Suit Accessories
Explosive Suit Accessories
These 'PeaceBOMB' Cufflinks Will Blow You Away
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35
Emissions-Free Delivery
Emissions-Free Delivery
GnewtCargo is a Logistics Organization Using an Electric Fleet of Vehicles
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34
Innovative Training Centers
Innovative Training Centers
Striding Out Supports Young Social Entrepreneurs
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33
Fair Trade Bulk Apparel
Fair Trade Bulk Apparel
Epona Clothing Supplies Ethical Tees for Charities, Schools & Businesses
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32
High End Fair Trade Quality Chocolate
High End Fair Trade Quality Chocolate
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31
Virtuous Event Celebrations
Virtuous Event Celebrations
The 'A Good Week' Launch is on Its Way So Prep for Fun
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30
Ethical Ad Firms
Ethical Ad Firms
Do Good Advertising is Socially and Environmentally Conscious
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29
Eco Chic Lifestyle Magazines
Eco Chic Lifestyle Magazines
'Positive Luxury' Helps Customers Make Ethical Fashion Choices
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28
Fair Trade African Soda
Fair Trade African Soda
Ubuntu Cola is a First for the United Kingdom
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27
Impact Measurement for Creatives
Impact Measurement for Creatives
Design:Effect Offers Social Good Metrics for Crafty Entrepreneurs
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26
Digital Therapy Apps
Digital Therapy Apps
Buddy is a Start-Up Supporting Health Services
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25
Social Responsibility Strategists
Social Responsibility Strategists
'A Very Good Company' Offers Communications for Positive Change
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24
Youth-Oriented Finances
Youth-Oriented Finances
MyBnk Teaches Money Management and Entrepreneurial Skills
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23
Fresh Perspective Posts
Fresh Perspective Posts
The Social Business Visit to the FoodCycle Cambridge Hub
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22
Pitch Black Dinners
Pitch Black Dinners
'Dans le Noir' Lets You Eat in the Dark, Employs Blind Servers
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21
Social Innovation Habitats
Social Innovation Habitats
The Hub Network Helps to Incubate Ideas for Change Around the World
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20
Fair Trade Artwork
Fair Trade Artwork
Ethical Art Supports Maasai Children in Need Through Education
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19
Trash-Utilizing Umbrellas
Trash-Utilizing Umbrellas
The EcoBrolly Is A Recycled Newspaper Parasol
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Like-for-Like Businesses
Like-for-Like Businesses
'One' Products Fund Similar Items in the Developing World
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17
Alternative Food Networks
Alternative Food Networks
The People's Supermarket Focuses on Community Development
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Affordable Eco Fashion
Affordable Eco Fashion
'Pickled Green Clothing' Makes Sustainable Affordable Accessible
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15
Fashion-Savvy Adaptive Clothing
Fashion-Savvy Adaptive Clothing
Xeni Designs Pieces That Flatter Rather than Frustrate
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14
Chic Fair Trade Clothing
Chic Fair Trade Clothing
Amana Provides Training and Jobs for Women in Morocco
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13
Olympic-Themed Artillery Bracelets
Olympic-Themed Artillery Bracelets
Peacebomb Upcycles Shrapnel from Laos into Jewelry
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12
Vegan Brogue Shoes
Vegan Brogue Shoes
Bourgeois Boheme Sells Ethical Footwear in a Range of Hip Styles
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11
Wacky Wellness Organizations
Wacky Wellness Organizations
Smoothie Bike Hire Takes a Pedal-Powered Approach to Positive Change
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10
Fair Trade Lifestyle Brands
Fair Trade Lifestyle Brands
People Tree is a Stylish Social Business Spearhead
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9
Charitable Coffee Shops
Charitable Coffee Shops
The Movement Cafe is an Artsy Space That Hosts Local Performers
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8
Well-Wasted Cuisine
Well-Wasted Cuisine
FoodCycle Uses Surplus to Feed Local Communities
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Eco-Friendly Designer Chocolate
Eco-Friendly Designer Chocolate
Divine Chocolate in Ghana Makes Sweet Fair Trade Treats
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6
Fair Trade Underwear
Fair Trade Underwear
Pants to Poverty is a Hip Social Enterprise That Raises “Underwearness"
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5
Ethical Engagement Rings
Ethical Engagement Rings
Ingle & Rhode Uses Conflict-Free Diamonds and Fair Trade Gold
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4
Earthy Ethical Fashion
Earthy Ethical Fashion
Emma Watson Launches Green-Chic Clothing Line With People Tree
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3
Explosive Ethical Jewelry
Explosive Ethical Jewelry
'peaceBOMB' Bracelets Embrace War-Inflicted Cities
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Fair-Trade Celeb Fashion
Fair-Trade Celeb Fashion
The Emma Watson 2011 People Tree Collection is Clothing With a Conscience
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Disabled Artisan Jewelry Collections
Disabled Artisan Jewelry Collections
The People Tree Wheelchair Campaign with Bombolulu
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