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Prizes for both the business challenge and side challenge (GiveMeTap box challenge)
Social Enterprise products on display for the NCS students as a reference for inspiration
Presenting the business challenge on NCS to young people across Lincolnshire at Bishop Grosseteste

What is social enterprise?

Social enterprises are just like any business, but with one difference.

Social enterprises can be anything…

Social enterprises sell either a product or a service like normal businesses and re-invest their profits on positive causes tackling social and/or environmental challenges.

Social Enterprises

Find a Social Enterprise that fits the piece to your puzzle

It makes good business sense

Social enterprises are still businesses – The more you make, the greater the impact.

Having a social aspect to your business can give you a competitive advantage over your competition.

Examples…

Below are some examples of Social Enterprises that Anthony works / worked for:

Elephant Branded

Elephant Branded supports education in the developing world through making and selling products from recycled material. These sales allow Elephant Branded to provide ergonomically designed school kits to children in Africa and Asia, delivered by partner organisations working on the ground. This ensures that every purchase makes a positive change to someone’s life.

Find out more about Elephant Branded

GiveMeTap

GiveMeTap is a socially responsible company whose mission is to hydrate the world. They do this by selling reusable bottles which fund water projects in Africa, giving a person in Africa five years access to clean water.

One reusable GiveMeTap bottle gives a person in Africa five years access to clean water.

Water refills for you…clean water for everyone.

Find out more about GiveMeTap

LSTN

LSTN is a social enterprise that sells unique headphones made from reclaimed wood and for every pair of headphones purchased, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Find out more about LSTN

EBP

The EBP is a social enterprise developing the skills of young people through a range of programmes including…

Communitree

NCS (National Citizen Service)

Lumen

Mission Mentor

Find out more about EBP

We enjoy social enterprise products on a daily basis…

If you would like to find out more information or looking to build connections… contact us today

Testimonials

"I recently attended a Social Enterprise workshop hosted by Anthony Veluz of The Socent Connection. Having just started a new business, I found it immensely useful. I was able to learn about social enterprise, the impact it can have on the way a business can provide its services, and how - by reinvesting profits into positive causes - social and environmental challenges can be tackled.  Anthony provided background, context and advice which I was able to relate to my venture - giving me direction when it came to building social enterprise into my own business plan. 

I feel this sort of workshop is a must for anyone who is about to embark on setting up a new business - truly eye-opening."

Kat John - Duffel Bag Publishing

"Really engaging presentation delivered by someone who is clearly passionate about social enterprise, which makes the whole workshop experience much better."

Sam Parr - University of Lincoln graduate and budding entrepreneur

"Anthony gave a really interesting presentation on social enterprise. It got us enterprise students thinking about creating our own social enterprise."

Guy Nicholson - Student at University of Lincoln

"Anthony has delivered business challenges for me on programmes and was fantastic at taking our plans and implementing them into a full day's challenge to over 800 16 year olds. Nothing is ever too much for Anthony."

Andy George - Relationship Manager at EBP and former NCS Team Leader

“Anthony delivered an interesting and inspiring talk to students on social enterprise, innovation and impact. He gave a fascinating insight into the world of social enterprise, his experiences and his social enterprise journey. It got the class thinking about setting up social enterprises in future to solve different problems. Anthony was engaging, passionate and knowledgable. ”

Andrea Caputo - Lecturer at University of Lincoln

"Anthony has done some fantastic work with Enactus Loughborough as a business adviser. From discussing with individual social enterprise teams to judging the final of a commercial competition, the Loughborough Apprentice, Anthony has been knowledgable, approachable and always ready to get stuck in. Anyone in need of business or social enterprise advice can look no further than Anthony Veluz!"

Ryan McGee - Vice President of Enactus Loughborough 2017-2018

“At first I was a bit unsure what to expect from a lecture on social enterprise as I had very little knowledge on the subject and wasn't really aware of its role within the business industry. Not only did Anthony make me feel very welcome but he took his time to explain the subject very clearly and with such an inspirational manner that I was interested in pursuing more information after the presentation. It was really interesting and Anthony clearly has an infectious love for the subject which he wants to share with everyone. I would highly recommend attending or just dropping an email as he always has time to give advice, thanks again!”

Vicky Flintoff - Student at University of Lincoln