Our Social Enterprise Purpose

What is a Social Enterprise?

Social Enterprises are businesses that plough all of their profits into the community or into creating social or environmental benefit. Social Enterprises in Edinburgh sell a huge range of products and services from coffee to jewellery and PC repair to paddle-boarding.

We subscribe to the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland. The support organisations who continue to guide and help us are Edinburgh Social Enterprise, Social Enterprise Scotland, Social Firms Scotland, Senscot and SKS Scotland.

MHScot is a Community Interest Company; one of many types of Social Enterprise legal structures.

We are a CIC by Shares, with an asset lock and a clause on non-distribution of dividends.

We decided to become a Social Enterprise so that we could re-invest our profits in order to support, help, advise, inform, guide, educate, improve, enlighten, promote, develop and enhance workplace environments.

Edinburgh Social Enterprise
We are supported by a number of Social Enterprise support organisations, including Edinburgh Social Enterprise.

We trade purely to be financially self-sufficient and sustainable, re-investing all our profits back into our Social Enterprise.

Our Articles of Association define what we do and how we do it and we have kept this quite broad so we can cater for all the different activities that arise and to give us the ability to diversify.

Our Articles of Association and other important details can be viewed on the Companies House website; just type in the search ‘MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC

As a Community Interest Company report is prepared each financial year and is submitted with the accounts. The reports takes into consideration the purposes for which the company is set up, the range of activities it has undertaken to promote these purposes, and the sections of the community which the CIC is intended to benefit. We’ve included ours here for the benefit of our visitors.

Social Enterprise Chart