SOCIAL SATURDAY SET TO SPOTLIGHT 70,000 SOCIAL BUSINESSES

Social Enterprise UK, the lead body supporting social enterprises, and JournoLink, the online PR platform supporting small businesses, have partnered to help social enterprises raise their profile in the media.

With more than 70,000 social enterprises in the country, reinvesting their profits and improving people’s lives in their communities, SEUK and JournoLink are using Social Saturday on the 10th October as the launch pad for a new voice in the world of business.

Melanie Flood, Director of Communications at Social Enterprise UK commented, ‘The passion and commitment that comes with social enterprises is too often overlooked. Social Saturday is positioned to be not just a celebration of the great work that is going on in our communities, but also an awakening of the difference that social enterprises bring to peoples’ lives. We are delighted to be working with JournoLink to help get all the good news stories into the media.’

Gemma Guise, MD of JournoLink, and a recent winner of ‘We Are The City Top 50 Rising Star Awards’, added, ‘None of us should be blind to the real value of social enterprises. They might not be listed in the FTSE 100, but they are so valuable to our real economy, and at JournoLink we are dedicated to showcasing their stories to the journalists covering Social Saturday.’

Social businesses are being encouraged by SEUK to push out their stories, using the platform on the www.socialenterpriseuk.co.uk website, and JournoLink is encouraging journalists interested in content and spokespeople to contact them through the www.journolink.com site.

Contact:

Social Enterprise UK:

Shehan Perera

Communications Assistant

Social Enterprise UK

The Fire Station

139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ

T: 02035894950

JournoLink:

Camilla Holroyd

JournoLink

1 Frederick’s Place

London

EC2R8AE

Tel: 02071938262

camilla@journolink.com

Notes for Editors

Social Enterprise UK is the national membership body for social enterprise. Its members come from across the social enterprise movement: from local grassroots organisations to multi-million pound businesses. SEUK undertakes research and policy work, conducts campaigns, builds networks, brokers support and raises the profile and awareness of social enterprise. It was the driving force behind the Social Value Act becoming legislation, the originator of the Buy Social campaign, the producer of the most credible research on social enterprise, and has unparalleled reach through the largest database and directory of social enterprises in the UK. SEUK also undertakes training, consultancy and research with partners from across sectors, in an effort to build the markets for social enterprise and influence mainstream business and Government.

For more information contact Shehan Perera at shehan.perera@socialenterprise.org.uk | Tel. +44 (0)2035894950

JournoLink (www.journolink.com) is an on line business providing a platform solution for small businesses to manage their PR engagement. With over 1400 businesses and 2000 journalists using the model it connects businesses directly with journalists looking for small business content. It also provides a dynamic calendar of events relevant to the small business sector.

For more information contact Gemma Guise at gemma.guise@journolink.com

Tel. 44(0)20271938262


About JournoLink

Founded in 2014 the platform was created by Peter Ibbetson, Gemma Guise and broadcast journalist Tetteh Kofi. JournoLink bridges the gap between businesses and the media; using the online platform businesses can connect with journalists, broadcasters and bloggers through news, editorial requests and events.


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