Create meaningful impact: The Supplier Support Programme 2024

Lyreco Goodness is the philosophy that drives us. The vision that collectively, our impact can go beyond the products and services we sell.

Through the embedding social value and sustainable development throughout our working practices, together, we can create meaningful impact – together, we can help communities and change lives for the better.

With this in mind, we would like to proudly introduce…

Formally known as the Microbusiness Support Programme – this year’s launch has now transformed into the 2024 Supplier Support Programme (SSP).

The Social Enterprises and Microbusinesses enrolled onto the 2024 SSP have been specially selected to introduce new innovative products and services to Lyreco with great social value – offering over 20 products and 2 services, across 4 different product categories.

meet our winners

The Microbusinesses and social enterprises selected as our 2024 winners all offer a product or service that fits seamlessly into our category offerings.

This year’s winners will each receive a personal and bespoke support package – being catered to their business’s needs, aligning common objectives and goals with Lyreco.

a Commitment to collaboration

This year we are proud members of Social Enterprise UK’s Social Connect Programme. This membership emphasises our dedication to collaborating and integrating further with the social enterprise community. It’s about recognising that we can achieve more when we work together for a common cause – extending impact beyond the boardroom and into communities.


 “At Lyreco, helping our stakeholders to deliver community benefits and additional social value is critical to us as a business and a major aspect of our Lyreco Goodness programme. Social Value is about enhancing the wellbeing of current and future generations, and this includes supporting our supply chain. One of Lyreco’s key sustainability objectives is around supporting our communities, and our Supplier Support Programme is included in this. Working and investing in microbusiness and social enterprises helps strengthen our industry and leads to enhanced social value in many ways.” Andrew Bryers, Head of Sustainability, Lyreco UK & Ireland.

some words from social enterprise UK

“Corporate spending is changing, with companies big and small increasingly considering how they impact people and planet, so we’re proud to have assembled this group of purpose-led business pioneers leading by example in our Social Procurement Connect programme.” “Each business committing to buy social demonstrates the wisdom and foresight to know that social enterprise is the future, the best of Britain and the best of business. Everyone in our network is an important ally in our movement, and their work as social intrapreneurs across a diverse range of businesses will help us drive real change.” Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK