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TrustMark celebrates renewal of Social Enterprise Mark

May 2, 2016, 23:00 PM by Georgina Watkins

TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, is celebrating the renewal of it’s licence for the Social Enterprise Mark for the fifth consecutive year, in recognition of its efforts as a not-for-profit business that signposts consumers to local firms and expert tradespeople.

 The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation scheme, which verifies the credibility of those social enterprises that are making a real difference to society, communities and the environment.  All organisations awarded with this accreditation have one common theme: their central aim is to use income and profits to benefit society, rather than business owners or shareholders. Social Enterprise Mark CIC act as the guardians of the Social Enterprise Mark, responsible for awarding the Mark.

 Simon Ayers, Chief Executive of TrustMark said: “We’re very proud to have our Social Enterprise Mark licence renewed for another year. Since attaining social enterprise status five years ago, TrustMark has continued to improve the services and protection it offers consumers. The ongoing support we have received from Social Enterprise Mark is extremely important to us as a not-for-profit organisation and sends a clear message out to consumers that their best interests take priority, as opposed to the personal gains that many commercial businesses prioritise.”

 Lucy Findlay, Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC commented: “We are delighted to renew TrustMark’s annual licence for the Social Enterprise Mark, for the fifth year. It’s great to see a certification company such as TrustMark sharing our mutual understanding of the importance and value of accreditation in distinguishing genuine and trusted social enterprises.”

 To find out how TrustMark is making a mark this year, take a look at the Social Impact Declaration here.

 For further information and to stay up-to-date with developments at TrustMark, visit: www.trustmark.org.uk/

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Georgina Watkins, Tel: 07595 158460, Email: gwatkins@trustmark.org.uk