As entries close for this year's SE100 – including a chance to win the Leadership Award – we've dug into our archive to find out what it's really like being a leader in the social enterprise sector when you're far away from a swanky awards ceremony.
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 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.
"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.