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 2021 shortlist. Congratulations to the 2021 shortlist!
UK Social Enterprise of the Year (sponsored by NatWest)
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 GLL)
The One to Watch Award is for a start-up social enterprise that shows us just why social enterprise is the future of business. 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 PwC)
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.
Health & Social Care Social Enterprise (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson)
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.
Consumer Facing Social Enterprise (sponsored by eBay)
For a social enterprise that delivers a retail product or service to the general public.
Education & Training Social Enterprise (sponsored by ISG)
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 Coop)
Social justice is fundamental to the social enterprise movement. Over the last year, events like the Black Lives Movement brought renewed energy into the discourse around diversity, inclusion, equity and justice. This category is open to all social enterprises who are addressing these issues
Women in Social Enterprise (sponsored by Social Partnership Portal)
For a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work.
Louise Gardiner – Action Community Enterprises CIC
Yvonne Farquharson – Breathe Arts Health Research
Hannah Shead – Trevi
Annie Warburton – Cockpit Arts
Jessica Thompson – Migrateful
Jemma Phibbs – School Space
Maggie O’Carroll – The Women’s Organisation
Eve Wagg – Well Grounded Jobs CIC
International Impact (sponsored by British Council)
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.
Transformative Community Business (sponsored by Corps Security)
For a locally rooted social enterprise that trades for the benefit of their community.
Social Enterprise Team of the Year (sponsored by Compass Group)
This category acknowledges those teams which, over the course of an extremely challenging year, have demonstrated the strength, passion and resilience which is so characteristic of the social enterprise sector.
Tech for Good (sponsored by SAP)
For a social enterprise that uses technology to achieve social impact.
The Awards are sponsored by: