Welcome to the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory

This directory enables anyone to browse existing social enterprises across Greater Manchester.

This directory is designed to help customers find social enterprises in Greater Manchester that they can buy from or trade with. It is also intended to help individuals, businesses and organisations find social enterprises they may wish to support according to their social impact.

Social Enterprises can be searched by either key word, or you can use the sector and borough filters. This directory is focused on Greater Manchester and is free to register and use. You may also wish to use Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Directory which includes social enterprises from outside Greater Manchester.

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Social mission Description of SE Products or services sold
Embrace Resilience Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health Provision of online learning on Resilience and Wellbeing for individuals, organisations and communities via a Wellbeing Ecosystem Online learning modules. Consultancy
Emerge Recycling Conservation of the natural environment A pioneering social business group, ‘parent’ EMERGE 3Rs is a registered charity with trading arm social enterprise EMERGE Recycling. We exist to promote the idea and practice of the real ‘3Rs’ of waste reduction, reuse and recycling, and the wider concepts of resource efficiency and sustainable consumption. Grown from a voluntary initiative in 1996, “East Manchester... recycling, confidential shredding and waste collections
Emmaus Salford Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities A working community of formerly homeless and socially excluded people running shops selling donated and upcycled furniture and household goods. Furniture, clothing, records and DVDs, bric-a-brac, domestic hardware etc. We also run a Social Supermarket selling food at very low prices to persons in need.
Empowerment Training Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Training on how to defeat bullying, harassment and discrimination Training workshop
Enactus UK Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Our mission in the United Kingdom is to be recognised as a leader in developing a national network of socially-minded young leaders of the future who transform communities and society through real life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise
dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social...
None- Universities on board have individual projects which sell products ranging from food, candles, cards to consultancy and marketing services
fabric Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities We facilitate/design/develop housing projects in urban and rural settings throughout the UK with a specific focus to allow them to be co-designed by the residents, ensuring they are affordable and sustainable. Project design and development services.
Fair Tax Mark Citizenship and community National accreditation scheme for business. Bencomm Accreditation
Fairfield Recycling Conservation of the natural environment, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Fairfield Recycling has two key purposes. Our primary purpose is to help make Greater Manchester a zero-waste city: by reducing the materials we consume and the waste we produce, re-using materials and maximising recycling. Secondly, Fairfield Recycling raises funds for the charitable work of Fairfield Environment Trust (parent charity).

Fairfield Recycling (originally called...
We provide waste management services, from waste audits and feasibility studies to implementation strategies to physically managing customer materials and recycling their waste. Recycle waste from the food & drink sector, retail and leisure industry and the public sector, and are experts in dealing with "hard-to-recycle" waste. We have a proven track record of recycling all types of plastics (from plastic film to hard plastics); food waste – be that fruit & veg waste, tea bags, brewery waste; wood in the form of pallets and construction waste; polystrene; green waste and trees (e.g. Christmas trees) and obviously paper and cardboard. We also make and sell high quality compost.
Feelgood Communities CIC Mental health and well-being Provider of wellbeing activities. Joyful Workplaces. Laughter Therapy and related workshops, seminars, training, icebreakers. Inspiration speakers. Yoga breathing and stress reduction. Performance poetry, creative writing and playwriting. Activities for all ages including primary schools and older people.
Femith Consulting C.I.C Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Femith Consulting C.I.C is a boutique, independent research consulting agency based in Manchester, UK. We work with service user groups, service commissioners, policy-makers, patients and carers, stakeholders, and healthcare professionals. We have extensive expertise in working with diverse groups and ensuring quality reliable evidence from our services. We provide research and impact evaluation services to voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations, as well as public and private sector organisations. Our services are primarily focused on the health and social care sector.
First Step Trust - SMaRT Garage Services Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being SMaRT garage services provides on the job training within the garage environment. Workforce get the opportunity to work on customer vehicles and learn the basics of motor mechanics. Other opportunities with SMaRT include customer service, finance and administration and parts ordering. SMaRT garage services provides MOT testing and vehicle repair and servicing. Fully qualified technicians with many years experience staff our garages and we take pride in our standards of workmanship. Working with both commercial and private customers and using the latest in automotive equipment SMaRT offers MOT testing for class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles as well as mechanical repairs and servicing to all makes and models, including work on brakes, tyres, clutches, steering, suspension and engine diagnostics.
Fit Over Fifty Mental health and well-being, Physical health To provide support to older people in Tameside and surrounding areas Chair based exercise and chaperon services
Frameworks Social Enterprise CIC Employment, training and education Frameworks Social Enterprise CIC is a company that exists to provide routes into the Construction Industry for disadvantaged individuals and priority groups within society. We aim to build long term relationships with clients and community support networks to provide a platform for sustainable employment opportunities. Our existing close relationships with the construction... Construction related Health & Safety Training
FreshRB C.I.C Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Freshrb C.I.C. is a video production social enterprise based in Manchester that primarily offers creative video production solutions to raise community issues and themes, whilst running video production workshops with young people and individuals with life limiting/long term conditions. These video production workshops are purposefully designed to bridge research with... -Video production workshops -Creative video production -Corporate video -Creative content -Brand promo
Future Directions CIC Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We are a social care provider providing support to vulnerable adults We provide a wide range of services which include supported living,residential and outreach.
Give2Gain CIC Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action The Give2Gain CIC helps community focused businesses to realise and articulate the difference they are making in their local community. A range of workshops, networking opportunities and bespoke community business support.
GMCVO Databases Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Our experienced and knowledgeable staff offer a range of services; from assisting with your initial decision to implement CiviCRM into your organisation and specifying your requirements, through to implementation, staff/end-user training, and finally ongoing support. Whether you are completely new to CiviCRM, need someone to host, support or develop your existing database, or... CRM systems, site hosting and support packages.
Goddard Consultants Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Coaching Coaching and training
Goddards Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Goddard’s was founded in 2007 to help individuals at risk of social exclusion to reach their potential through the delivery of workshops and coaching for individuals with long term health conditions. Most of this work has focussed on helping individuals to manage and improve their health conditions and to remove barriers to employment. Coaching & Training
Greater Manchester TreeStation Conservation of the natural environment Set up in 2008, Greater Manchester TreeStation was one of the first tree stations to be established in the UK, and the very first in the North West.

The TreeStation was born from the realisation that:
(a) treework arisings were often wasted due to lack of adequate recycling infrastructure or scale inefficiencies and
(b) the wide scale uptake of sustainable solutions like...
Tree Surgery, Woodland Management, Timber, Firewood, Woodchip