June O'Sullivan of London Early Years Foundation, Maggie O'Carroll of The Women's Organisation and Sophi Tranchell of Divine Chocolate are among the social change-makers to feature on new WISE100 list.
We take a look at the fastest growing business services firm in the NatWest SE100, Iridescent Ideas. Their founder, Gareth Hart, speaks about the consultancy firm and why Plymouth is a special place for social enterprises.
Nominations for this year's NatWest SE100 Social Business Club awards have just opened. What better reason do we need to present our film of last year's storyteller award winner, the House of St Barnabas?
"We have solutions to some of the big questions in society: unemployment, bad health, environment, loneliness. They can all be tackled by social enterprises based in the community," says Simon Donovan, CEO of MHDT.
In a speech to attendees at the NatWest SE100 Leadership event, social entrepreneur Niall McShannon spoke about the challenges of running a social enterprise and issued a warning about the sector's capabilities.