The 2017 UK Social Enterprise Awards were hosted by comedian and actress Aisling Bea at The Royal Horticultural Halls in London.
See who the 2017 winners were here.
See a recap of the evening below
Category 1 – UK Social Enterprise of the Year: The overall award, for a social enterprise that has a clear vision, excellence in impact, and that has also demonstrated and promoted social enterprise beyond the sector.
Category 2 – One to Watch: For a social enterprise that can clearly articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it.
Category 3 – Prove It: Social Impact: For a social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders.
Category 4 – ’Buy Social’ – Market Builder: 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.
Category 5 – Social Investment Deal of the Year: 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.
Category 6 – Health & Social Care Social Enterprise: For a social enterprise in the health and social care sector with excellent vision and strategic direction, clear leadership and clear evidenced social, environmental and community impact.
Category 7 – Consumer Facing Social Enterprise: For a social enterprise that produced or delivers a retail product or service to the general public.
Category 8 – Education, Training & Jobs Social Enterprise: 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.
Category 9 – Environmental Social Enterprise: For a social enterprise in the green and environmental sector with a clear evidenced environmental impact
Category 10 – Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise: For a social enterprise that uses technology to achieve social impact.
Category 11 – Women in Social Enterprise: For a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work.
Category 12 – International Impact: For a social enterprise working internationally, and are having a big impact in their field.
Category 13 – Transformative Community Business: For a locally rooted social enterprise that trades for the benefit of their community.