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2016/17 NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards Shortlist Announced 2016/17 NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards Shortlist Announced


2016/17 NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards Shortlist Announced



The UK’s leading market intelligence resource for social enterprise, NatWest SE100, has recognised star performers.

Now in its 7th year, the leading market intelligence resource for social ventures, the NatWest SE100 Index, is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2016/17 Social Business Awards.

Revealed last night at the annual Good Deals social investment conference, a total of 26 organisations have been shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK.

All shortlisted organisations will be invited to bring members of their team to attend a special residential Insight Event at the RBS/NatWest Business School in Edinburgh, in early 2017, focusing on “Leadership and Building a Brilliant Social Enterprise Team.”

The SE100 Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very best in UK social enterprise.

Mark Parsons, Head of Community Finance and Social Enterprise, NatWest, said: “The SE100 Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very best in UK social enterprise. This year’s strong shortlist showcases the vibrancy and diversity of these businesses, which are making our economy more successful and our communities stronger. NatWest has been a proud supporter of the sector for many years and we look forward to welcoming all of those shortlisted to the Awards ceremony in January.”

Tim West, CEO of Matter&Co and founder of the SE100, said: ”Running any business is challenging – running a business that changes people’s lives and stays profitable at the same time is nothing short of miraculous. This year’s SE100 shortlist is making miracles happen for people and communities all around the country. We look forward to learning how they do it and sharing their stories, as we select our winners over the coming months.”

Leadership champion nominees:

Dan McCallum – Awel Aman Tawe

Karen Lynch – Belu Water Ltd

Stephen Waud – Business Enterprise Fund

Steve Hodgetts – Community Together CIC

Simon Donovan – Manor House Development Trust

William Akerman – MyKindaFuture

Emma Worley – The Philosophy Foundation

Rose Marley – SharpFutures Manchester CIC

Growth champion nominees:

Blue Ventures

Let’s Do Business Group

Campaign Bootcamp

SharpFutures Manchester CIC

Impact champion nominees:

Enabling Enterprise

Manor House Development Trust

Pembrokeshire FRAME Ltd

Furniture Resource Limited Centre

Five Lamps

Delivered Next Day Personally CIC

Trailblazing newcomer nominees:

Hatch Enterprise

Babbasa Youth Empowerment Projects CIC

Change Please CIC

Resilience award nominees:

The Philosophy Foundation

National Community Wood Recycling Project

Belu Water Ltd

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service

SharpFutures Manchester CIC

Storyteller award nominees:

Agent Academy

Alquity Investment Management Limited

Bookdonors CIC

The House of St Barnabas

The Philosophy Foundation

We Make Places CIC

The winners will be recognised at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 19th January 2017, to celebrate the achievements of all the fantastic social change makers on the Index.

Awards winners will receive a professionally produced winners film about their organisation to use across future PR and marketing collateral, a beautiful SE100 trophy created by social enterprise artists, and a share of cash prizes totalling £6,000.

Regions represented:

– 2 from Scotland

– 3 from the South East

– 4 from the North West

– 1 from the South West

– 1 from the North East

– 11 from London

– 1 from the West Midlands

– 2 from Wales

– 1 from Yorkshire & The Humber

Sectors represented:

– 6 Education and Youth

– 3 Employment and Training

– 3 Environment and Recycling

– 3 Finance

– 3 Regeneration and Community Development

– 3 Retail (including fair trade)

– As well as…Business services/consultancy, Health and Social Care, Hospitality and Catering, Housing and Transport.