Rebecca White, founder of Your Own Place CIC, tells Tim West that she started the award-winning social enterprise after seeing that “something crucial was missing for people who didn’t have many of the advantages” that others had.
It has survived the 2008 financial crisis and Covid-19 – but, for events industry trailblazer Connection Crew, “the social enterprise narrative” isn’t always helpful, says director Charlie Dorman, even if impact is embedded in the business model.
The UK’s top 100 social enterprises are named in this year’s NatWest SE100 Index. Applicants also reported a positive outlook – despite shrinking profits and worries about winning business, investment and surviving the cost of living crisis.
The SE100 Awards, created by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest, celebrate the most pioneering social enterprises in the UK. But it takes special qualities to be a winner, as one of our judges reveals.
How to get honest feedback, get your mentors on board, and make big changes a bit less scary: the director of award-winning social enterprise Breadwinners tells us what he's learned about impact management.