SE100 Social Business Award 2016 nominations announced
Nominations for the annual NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards were announced at the Good Deals conference in Birmingham last night.
The awards celebrate the best social ventures and the people leading them in six categories. The shortlist was selected by the SE100 panel of expert judges.
Notable amongst the nominations is SharpFutures, which is based in Manchester and is up for awards in three categories. The social enterprise helps young people into employment in the creative digital sector.
Of more than 1,000 social ventures on the index, 26 have made it to the shortlist. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 19th January 2017.
Mark Parsons, head of community finance and social enterprise, NatWest, said: “The SE100 Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very best in UK social enterprise. This year’s strong shortlist showcases the vibrancy and diversity of these businesses which are making our economy more successful and our communities stronger."
Winners will have a film produced about their business to use for marketing purposes as well as receiving a trophy and cash prize.
The Good Deals conference is taking place in the striking red brick surrounds of the University of Birmingham. The announcement came at the end of a busy first day for the conference that is attended by senior figures from the world of social enterprise and social investment. A full programme of workshops and speakers will continue today. Follow #GDeals16 for more.
The nominations are as follows:
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:
Impact champion nominees:
Trailblazing newcomer nominees:
Resilience award nominees:
Storyteller award nominees:
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