Join the #BuySocial Movement
What is a Social Enterprise?
It’s business for good, and when they profit, society profits.
The Artisan Market Online is a brand delivered by Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C who is a Social Enterprise, we reinvest our profits in creating positive social change through supporting small artisan businesses, and revitalising towns and villages, and bringing communitites together through the delivery of markets.
Why buy from a Social Enterprise?
In recent years social enterprises have expanded from service-based initiatives to commercial products that promote social good. Similar to ourselves.
Originally Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C, offered services to businesses and local authorities etc, but with recent diversifications including our 'Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop', 'The Artisan Market Online', and 'Devils Churn Caramel Sauces' we are now also offering products directly to the consumer, which meet our social mission and help generate profit for good in our communities!
Profits from NNCG, The Artisan Market Online, Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop and Devils Churn Caramel Sauces are reinvested to help bring about change, to deliver markets, bring people together, make people happier, support businesses, and in a nutshell help make the world a better place! You're helping every time you buy from us.
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 giving 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?
Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C is a Community Interest Company - 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 from all our activities are reinvested to help 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.
You can find out more about our mission, aims and objectives HERE.
You can read about our Social Impact HERE