NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards shortlist for 2016/17 announced!

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November 14, 2016 Lucy James Event & Awards

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016/17 NatWest SE100 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. 

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 (FRC Group)

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.

For the award criteria and information on past winners take a look at our awards page