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

2017 Categories

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.

2017 UK Social Enterprise Awards sponsors