“A stitch in time saves nine” is the ethos of a social enterprise that teaches life-saving skills in rural areas. It's also leading the way on mental health support – and has created Pakistan's first female-led ambulance. What are the secrets of its success?
Fairphone sold over 100,000 phones last year in 16 countries. But can the disruptor brand keep up with the industry giants? CFO Noud Tillemans tells us why brand awareness is now crucial – and how recent impact investment will play a part.
“Waste has value. Our role is to find that value.” So says the female founder of Chanja Datti – which also engages citizens in recycling, helps people access bank accounts, and even gets kids back into school. What are the secrets of its success?
Maggie O'Carroll was once told to get herself “a little job”. Instead, she set up The Women's Organisation – sparking over 4,000 new businesses. She speaks to us about Brexit, social investment headaches – and going beyond “vanity” metrics.
The NatWest SE100 Social Business Champion is "all about social value", donating £1.7m to charity last year. Clear Voice CEO Sadie Visick tells us what's behind the company's success – and why rapid growth brings new challenges.
SharpFutures has increased its turnover in tough times and secured partnerships with industry leaders like Channel 4. Success comes down to tenacity, “incredible” partners – and sometimes turning down opportunities, the CEO tells us.
Sustainable hatmaker Topiku has faced big challenges. But its founder is convinced that the social enterprise is finally on the right trajectory since changing its customer focus, at the same time as prioritising balancing profit with purpose.
A chance conversation with a Sudanese journalist opened Pranav Chopra's eyes to the catch-22 faced by refugees seeking work in the UK. NEMI Teas, the social enterprise he set up in response, has since helped more than 20 refugees into employment.