About:Who do we work with?



UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, providing funding, advice, networking opportunities and practical support. The UnLtd network is the largest of its kind in the world and provides support to hundreds of individuals each year. UnLtd offers a generous and competitive awards programme offering financial support to successful enterprises at different stages of their development. UnLtd also works to support organizations that back social entrepreneurs.

Hogan Lovells works with UnLtd in a number of ways. We support the Big Venture Challenge Award program offered by UnLtd, by hosting legal workshops providing entrepreneurs with legal advice on specific legal concerns. The firm also provides on-going pro bono and low bono legal support to a number of the Big Venture Challenge cohort. The Big Venture Challenge Awards were launched in 2011 and the enterprises that took part in the initial program have gone on to see (by the end of 2013), on average, an increase in annual turnover of 35%; an increase of 33% in the number of staff they employ, and an increase of 25% in the number of volunteer positions they offer. Finally, and probably most importantly, those enterprises have seen a 25% increase in the number of beneficiaries they have been able to support. You will find throughout this site, some exciting stories about the evolution of some of the Big Venture Challenge alumni including, amongst others, Oomph Wellness!; Latimer Group; and Insane Logic.  More information on this can be found in our Social Impact Report.

UnLtd provides access to a huge and well respected network of social entrepreneurs and supports the HL BaSE training program by introducing social entrepreneurs who participate in the interactive and real life elements of the training. UnLtd also provides expertise, advice and commentary on the world of social enterprise.

You can find out more about UnLtd here.

"We are excited to be part of HL BaSE which will support our mission to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live.  This is a real opportunity for social entrepreneurs with high potential for growth to access professional expertise and scale up their ventures to meet the huge challenges facing our society." - UnLtd