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NatWest SE100 announces shortlist for 2015 Awards



Now in its 6th year, the leading market intelligence tool for social ventures, the NatWest SE100 Index, is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2015 awards. The Index is an online listing of social ventures, ranked and scored according to their growth and social impact.

The 2015 winners will win a share of over £32, 000 in prize money that will be awarded at the NatWest SE100 Annual Awards on the 19th October 2015, at the Good Deals social investment conference in London. The shortlist is divided into five categories: Sustainable Growth, Social Impact, Trailblazing Newcomer and the Resilience and Storyteller award.

Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise, NatWest, said: ““Social Enterprises make a massive difference to local economies and communities across the UK and beyond. They are run by inspirational people who want to make a difference. That is why at NatWest we want to support them to get access to the finance, support and networks they need to flourish. That way not only do they benefit, but the economy benefits and our society benefits.  We congratulate all shortlisted enterprises and look forward to celebrating their success at the awards ceremony on 19th October.”

A total of 21 organisations have been shortlisted from all over the UK highlighting the strength of the social enterprise sector and its ability to create both social change and economic growth nationwide.

Regional represented:

  • 2 from the North West
  • 2 from the East Midlands
  • 1 from the North East
  • 8 from London
  • 3 from the West Midlands
  • 1 from Scotland
  • 2 from East of England

Sectors represented:

  • 5 from Education and Youth
  • 4 from Health and Social Care
  • 4 from Employment and Training
  • As well as…. Regeneration and Community Development, Environment and Recycling, Housing, Retail, Finance, Marketing and Communications

Growth champion nominees:

Blue Ventures

Dementia Adventures

Teaching Leaders

The Education Business Partnership (EBP)

Impact champion nominees:

Ashley Community Housing

Community Together

FRC Group

Kelvin Valley Honey


Trailblazing newcomer nominees:


Developing Youth Practice


Sweet Cavanagh

Storyteller award nominees:


Blue Ventures

Echo Your Sport

Human Camera

John Taylor Hospice

Little Forest Folk

Resilience award nominees:

Bita Pathways

Five Lamps

Social Enterprise Kent

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