“If you don’t measure it, it didn’t happen” – so says the boss of the award-winning social enterprise Noise Solution, which matches young people with professional musicians to learn new skills and boost self-confidence.
Azzees Minott, co-founder of SE100 winner 2-3 Degrees, on turning academic rivalry into a force for good, proving the naysayers wrong – and overcoming suspicions of taking on investment to lead her social enterprise to the next level.
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.