Trustmark achieves ‘Social Enterprise’ recognition
TrustMark, the government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen, has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of its not for profit business, which helps consumers find reliable and trustworthy local electricians.TrustMark joins other ethical businesses that have also been recognised by being awarded the Social Enterprise Mark such as the Age UK, Eden Project, Big Issue, the Phone Coop and Fifteen London.
The Social Enterprise Mark Company is the only authority, which certifies genuine social enterprises, having society and the environment at the heart of the business. Social enterprises plough the majority of their profits back into activities that benefit people and planet and are working to make a difference across the UK. The company aims to raise awareness of what social enterprises do in order to get more people to buy from, engage with, start up and work for social enterprises.
Liz Male, chairman of TrustMark said, ‘We’re really pleased to have TrustMark recognised as a Social Enterprise. TrustMark was set up six years ago with a clear remit to help protect consumers and signpost them to reputable firms. The role of Social Enterprise is incredibly important at a time when central government funding for consumer protection work is limited. Having the Social Enterprise Mark tells people we genuinely have the public interest at heart rather than being driven by commercial motives.’
Lucy Findlay, managing director, Social Enterprise Mark Company, advised, ‘We are delighted to award the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark to TrustMark. Social enterprises come in all shapes and forms so it’s great to see a vital organisation such as TrustMark understanding the importance of being part of the wider social enterprise movement.’