Buy Social Brokerage & Introductions
Working with Social Enterprise UK, our Buy Social social enterprise brokerage support brings together commissioners of services and goods with the social enterprise suppliers in the Birmingham and Sandwell area.
Birmingham has a long history of social enterprise development and iSE works robustly to support social enterprises to access new market opportunities, creating significant impact on the growth of the social enterprise sector in the region.
As an accredited Social Enterprise City, Birmingham has a unique stakeholder group comprising of key strategic partners, all of whom are committed to the development of the social enterprise sector across the city.
The Buy Social brokerage project will enable those organisations looking to procure goods and services that provide ‘added social value‘ to engage with Birmingham-based social enterprise suppliers across a range of business sectors such as hospitality, venues, recycling, cleaning, corporate gifts, creative media and well-being services.
Marketplace opportunities are created in a number of ways, such as:
> DIRECT INTRODUCTIONS to buyers for social enterprises who are contract ready.
> WORKSHOPS FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES to support them to be ‘contract and market ready’ for example pitching, B2B marketing, contract management.
> WORKSHOPS FOR BUYERS focusing on buying social, social impact, social enterprise sector support and introductions for procurement leaders and managers.
If you are an organisation looking at how you can increase your social value, or interested in purchasing goods and services from social enterprises, please contact Tim Landreth.
If you are a social enterprise looking for new opportunities to trade your goods and services, please contact Paul Barnes.
BUY SOCIAL BROKERAGE PARTNERS
Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Academic Science Network [NHS], GBSLEP, UnLtd, School for Social Entrepreneurs, University of Birmingham, Aston University, BCU, Living Well Consortium, Co-operative Futures, Disability Resource Centre, Citizen Coaching, Forward Carers, The Key Fund, Unity Trust Bank.