UK Social Enterprise Awards 2023 – The Shortlist
The UK Social Enterprise Awards recognise the nation’s leading social enterprises shining a spotlight on the breadth and diversity of the social enterprise movement. From start-ups to multi-million-pound turnover businesses, health and social care organisations to cutting edge consumer-focused businesses, we’re proud to announce the 2023 shortlist. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted!
UK Social Enterprise of the Year
Sponsored by Keegan & Pennykid
The overall award for a social enterprise that has a clear vision, excellence in impact, and that has demonstrated and promoted social enterprise beyond the sector.
One to Watch
Sponsored by PwC
The One to Watch Award is for a start-up social enterprise. Key to winning this award is an ability to clearly articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it.
Prove It: Social Impact
Sponsored by Linklaters
For a social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders.
Buy Social Market Builder
Sponsored by Wates
For a social enterprise, public sector body or private sector organisation that has demonstrably made efforts within its own organisation and remit to create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises.
Social Investment Deal of the Year
Sponsored by Big Society Capital
For an organisation that has been part of a great investment deal in the last 12 months that has helped the social enterprise to grow or the movement as a whole to develop and flourish.
Public Services Social Enterprise
Sponsored by The Connectives
For a social enterprise for whom the majority of their income comes from the public sector and which delivers public services (for central or local government, NHS, criminal justice or other statutory body).
Consumer Facing Social Enterprise
Sponsored by eBay for Change
For a social enterprise that delivers a retail product or service to the general public.
Education, Training and Jobs
Sponsored by Fidelity International
For a social enterprise in the education, training or employment sectors that can demonstrate excellence in vision and strategic direction, and clearly evidence their social, environmental and community impact.
Environmental Social Enterprise
Sponsored by Landmarc
For a social enterprise in the green and environmental sector with a clear evidenced environmental impact.
Social Enterprise Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice
Sponsored by Nestle
Social justice is fundamental to the social enterprise movement. This category is open to all social enterprises who are addressing issues around diversity, inclusion and equity.
Social Enterprise Women’s Champion
Sponsored by Bunzl
For a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work.
Kerrine Bryan – Butterfly Books Ltd
Janet Schofield – Compass Advocacy Network (CAN)
Avye Couloute – Girls into Coding
Norma Gregory – Nottingham News Centre CIC
Eleanor Shaw – People Speak Up
Lisa Stepanovic – Social Ark
Rachel Mostyn & Camilla Rigby – Women’s Work Lab
Sponsored by Zurich Insurance Group
For a social enterprise working internationally, and which are having a big impact in their field. This award is open to UK-based organisations only with existing international operations.
Community Based Social Enterprise
Sponsored by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
This award is for a social enterprise that trades for the benefit of their community, making a real local impact.
Social Enterprise Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by AXA
A new award is recognising a social enterprise that has brought something truly innovative to market in the past year.
Tech for Good
Sponsored by Mitie
For a social enterprise that uses technology to achieve social impact.
We are pleased to be working with Cwmpas, Social Enterprise Northern Ireland and Social Enterprise Scotland to deliver the Awards.