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Social enterprise

A focus on SMEs – social value and a cost-saving initiative

Apart from various Home Office initiatives, which include the spending target/aspiration/ambition with SMEs, and The Prompt Payment Code in response to the Government’s ‘Creating a […]

Official IT Partner to Social Enterprise UK – SAP Ariba on Procurement as a Force for Good

In April this year, SAP revealed its plans to do more to support the UK government’s Buy Social Initiative and promote ethical firms (by making […]

‘Buying From Social Enterprises’ Initiative – SAP and Ariba Get On Board

SAP is the latest big tech company to endorse British firms opening up their markets to social enterprises, for the social good. Just last week it announced its partnership with Social Enterprise UK to promote ethical firms, and make it even easier for organisations to find and do business with certified social enterprises on its world-leading trading platform –  Ariba® Network – where £2 trillion is spent annually.

Procurement with Purpose – J&J and WildHearts Take Centre Stage at SAP Ariba Summit

At the recent SAP Ariba London Procurement Summit, Martine Booth from the firm (who spoke at our pub debate, you may remember) led a discussion […]

Matthew Syed, UFC, Telling Stories – and Basware Connect

Matthew Syed is undoubtedly the best journalist, sports and business writer operating today who used to be a professional table-tennis player. He is even better […]

Why Supporting Social Enterprises Is Good for Procurement- And Auticon Impresses

We wrote here about the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK)  reception and the progress that is being made in terms of the “Buy Social” challenge – […]

“Buy Social” One Year On – Social Enterprise UK Host Event

Last Thursday, Social Enterprise UK, the largest network of social enterprises in the UK, hosted a reception at the Houses of Parliament in London. Thanks […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Social Enterprise UK, Basware and Eurovision

We were in the Houses of Parliament yesterday - in the tent, on the terrace, to be precise, for a Social Enterprise UK event to […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Social Enterprise UK, Basware, the Garden Bridge and Heather Nova

Here is a photo from this week’s Spend Matters strategic review meeting, as we ponder on the future of our enterprise, life, the universe and […]