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I want to start a social venture – Business is Great Britain

How to be a social entrepreneur

Set up a social enterprise or expand to the UK

Find out about the support for entrepreneurs setting up in the UK, and about expanding your business from abroad: Business investment in the UK: Guidance for overseas businesses.


There are different business forms that a social venture can take, find out more about what these are and what would suit you.


Raise social investment in the UK

Social investment uses private capital to generate social as well as financial returns. The UK is the global hub for social investment, and we have one of the world’s most evolved social economies, drawing on Britain’s expertise as a centre for international capital.


Find out more if you’re looking to raise investment for your social venture.

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK is the national trade body for social enterprise. Their members aren't just social enterprises. They also include private businesses, charities and public sector organisations who support their vision of a world where social enterprise is the usual way of doing business.


They are here to:

  • Run effective campaigns for our members and to lobby on the sector's behalf
  • Carry out robust and respected research to help paint a picture of the UK's social enterprise movement
  • Build networks between social enterprises
  • Work with our Corporate Partners to broker business for our members and other social enterprises
  • Raise the profile of people and social enterprises in the sector
Contact UK Trade & Investment

Contact UK Trade and Investment on or 44 (0)207 333 5442