How we support social and environmental businesses
Connections with buyers
Listings on two Supply Change social procurement platforms
Access to live contract opportunities
Recommendations to buyers
Opportunities to meet and pitch to buyers
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Extra support for your business
Free access to social procurement events
Insights from buyers on getting contracts
3rd party discounts to help you grow your business
Buyers we work with
How to become a Supply Change Trusted Supplier
Social and environmental businesses can become Supply Change Trusted Suppliers if they meet these minimum requirements.
The business must:
Sell products or services to other companies.
Have a central social or environmental mission.
Produce an annual impact report.
Have appropriate insurance for carrying out its work.
Provide a reference from a customer.
Read the above requirements.
A member of the team will get back to you with a link to the onboarding form.
If your application passes due diligence you will receive a welcome email with your Trusted Supplier badge.
You will then be able to access all Trusted Supplier benefits.
Onboarding as a Trusted Suppliers is free until we launch our new platform in late September 2023.
Supply Change offers access to a community of like minded businesses both corproate and social. They have proved to be a great source of information and more importantly leads, meaning we've won work and made valuable connections.
Expression of interest form
In these challenging times, Supply Change is leading the way in how we must be transparent, ethical and work with integrity to help each other build a stronger social economy.
Yasmin Halai-Carter, Co-Founder
Ethstat Ethical Stationery
I have found the commitment and passion from Supply Change has been fantastic and highlights the importance of social procurement and how it can affect change.
Lee Herriott, Head of Procurement
Benefits of becoming a Supply Change Trusted Supplier
Ambitious social and environmental suppliers can become Supply Change Trusted Suppliers to access more contract opportunities and business support.
Get discovered by motivated buyers
Buyers including Natwest and Kier Group can discover your business and connect with you on the Supply Change Platform.
Access the contracts opportunities bulletin board
Access the contracts bulletin board, where buyers looking for social and environmental suppliers post opportunities.
Free access to Supply Change events
Our events include opportunities to meet prospective buyers, learning opportunities to help you access more contracts and networking.
Learn directly from buyers about accessing contracts
Buyers will share insights and answer questions about their procurement processes and how suppliers can access commercial opportunities with them at our Ask the Experts webinars.
Be included in supplier proposals
Trusted Suppliers are highlighted as potential new suppliers in proposals to our supplier research clients such as Morgan Sindall Construction and L & Q.
Discounts and benefits to help your business succeed
Supply Change Trusted Suppliers can access discounts and offers from our partners to support their business. This includes free HR support from Roots HR and discounts on job postings with Escape The City.
Pricing | Coming soon
Supply Change will charge annual fees to Trusted Suppliers that are based on the business's income. Currently, suppliers can onboard for free. They will then need to pay fees when the new platform is launched to maintain their Trusted Supplier status and access to benefits. We expect this to be in late September.
£0 - £100k
£100k - £500k
£500k - £2M
£2M - £5M
£5M - £30M
Supply Change don't charge commision on the work businesses win through our services except for work won on the DPS where a 2% fee is charged.
Free Constructionline Gold MembershipGold Membership with Constructionline can help your enterprise gain: - visibility from new buyers - industry recognised accreditation - more contracts for your social business There are opportunities for almost any social supplier in the construction sector. Large construction firms use Constructionline's platform to look for a wide range of suppliers, from catering to landscaping. Many big buyers in the built environment look for Constructionline accreditation when engaging new suppliers. Supply Change Trusted Suppliers can access this membership for free by registering your interest here. You can find out more about this offer here.
30% off job posting with Escape The CityEscape The City help people find purposeful jobs. Their community consists of over 500k individuals looking to find exciting and mission-led work. We have partnered with them to offer our Trusted Suppliers 30% off of pay-as-you-go credits which can be used to post opportunities on the Escape The City jobs board. Use the code Supplychange30 at escapethecity.org
Free HR toolkits, factsheets and 1 hour consultation for social sector employers by Roots HRTrusted Supplier, Roots HR CIC offers specialist impact sector HR services. Roots has created free-to-download HR toolkits and factsheets especially for social impact sector organisations. Topics covered include recruitment, pay and benefits, wellbeing at work and much more. Trusted Suppliers can also get a free 1 hour consultation with Roots HR using the voucher below. Download the toolkits here Download the factsheets here Download the voucher for a free 1 hour consultation here
10% of sustainable and social gifts by Social Stories ClubSocial Stories Club brings you a wide range of sustainable gifts where each item in the gift box and gift hamper supports a different social cause. From biscuits made entirely from renewable energy to soap bar that support individuals with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities. Trusted Suppliers can get 10% off of their first order by using the promo code SUPPLYCHANGE10 at socialstoriesclub.com.
How do I become a Supply Change Trusted Supplier?You can find information about the requirements and onboarding process of becoming a Trusted Supplier here.