Join the 'Buy Social' Movement
What is a Social Enterprise?
In essence, social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better.
Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with their profits that sets them apart – reinvesting or donating them to create positive social change.
Social enterprises are in our communities and on our high streets, from coffee shops and cinemas, to pubs and leisure centres, banks and bus companies.
By selling goods and services in the open market, social enterprises create employment, make change and reinvest their profits back into their business or the local community.
This allows them to tackle social problems, improve people’s life chances, provide training and employment opportunities for those furthest from the market, support communities and help the environment. Each Social Enterprise will have it's own mission.
Well known examples include The Big Issue, Belu Water and the Eden Project but there are over 100,000 social enterprises across the country contributing £60 billion to the economy and employing two million people.
It’s business for good and when they profit, society profits.
Why buy from a Social Enterprise?
In recent years social enterprises have expanded from service-based initiatives to commercial products that promote social good.
Everyone will have their own reason for 'Buying Social' but below are a few examples of why some customers 'buy social'
I feel like I'm gving giving something back to society - and BONUS I'm getting something directly in return yourself
Social Enterprises put people before profit in a reasonable and responsible way
I get a sense of Happiness that I've contributed to something good.
Buying from social enterprises is a way to turn my consumerdom back into citizenship
If I'm going to buy something anyway, why not buy from an organisation that are giving back to society
I've been directly touched or involved in the social cause dealt with by the social enterprise I'm buying from.
Whats Our Social Mission?
Devil's Churn is handcrafted by the Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop, both brands are owned and delivered by Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C which is a not for profit social enterprise committed to supporting small businesses and revitalising urban and rural towns through the delivery of artisan markets.
All profits go to helping us meet our mission:
Provide artisan producers with the services, support and opportunities to develop their businesses
Create welcoming, wholesome, educational, cultural and inclusive events that will positively improve the quality of life in our local communities.
Contribute to local economic, tourism and community development.
Create and deliver activities and events in disused or underused urban and rural spaces to lead to lasting positive change and community led revitalisation.
How can you help?
We generate our income through the hire of market pitches to makers, producers etc at markets, hire of services to local groups, authorities etc, and now also through the sale of goods via the Artisan Market Online and Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop, and Sale of the Devils Churn Sauces.
If you're a trader hiring market pitches from us, or our market services, or even just supporting a local market you're helping make a difference.
Every purchase from the Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop, The Artisan Market Online and of Devils Churn Caramel Sauces also helps us make a difference!
You can find out more about the Naturally North Coast & Glens mission, aims and objectives HERE.
You can read about our Social Impact HERE
When you buy a Jar of Devils Churn Caramel Sauce, not only are you receiving a high quality, luxury product made in Northern Ireland. But you're also helping Naturally North Coast and Glens CIC deliver a positive social impact.