Transformify joins a network of around 10,000 organizations across the UK as a member of the Social Enterprise UK to make a bigger societal contribution and give socially responsible recruitment a chance to benefit the society.
What are social enterprises all about? They trade to address social problems, improve communities, people’s lives, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And, thus, when they profit, society profits.
There are approximately 70,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £18.5 billion to the UK economy (according to 2012 Small Business Survey, 2013) and they employ almost a million people.
There are many sorts of social enterprises. Take The Elvis & Kresse Organisation (EaKo) which takes industrial waste materials and turns them into stylish luggage and hand bags, then, donates 50% of the profits to the Fire Fighters Charity. Another example - Hill Holt Wood. They educate at-risk youth in an ancient woodland.
A great number of people worldwide, the UK being not an exception, are struggling to get employed and feel excluded. Talented people can be found in different parts of the world and are willing to work hard to provide for themselves and their families, but not all of them have the opportunity to do so.
Transformify contributes to the society by eliminating the employment barriers and bringing inclusion and diversity into the hiring process. This approach creates employment opportunities for those who find it difficult to access the job market - caregivers, single parents, people with disabilities, those living in high-unemployment areas, etc.
We were delighted to become a member of the Social Enterprise UK - to help increase the awareness and expand the reach of social enterprises. Also, to help secure political support and engagement with social enterprises.
As we’re proceeding into 2017 we’re looking forward to bring positive changes into the lives of more people, to provide a new way for businesses to hire global talent in a socially responsible manner, and to help reduce inequality and improve social inclusion in Britain and beyond.