“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.
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.
On 7 March, we gathered to share pioneering stories and announce this year's NatWest WISE100 winners. To all those that joined us and to everyone who took the time to apply – thank you for making this year's event a very special one.
Social innovators were celebrated and corporates committed to work with social enterprises – but as the rich and powerful gathered in Davos, Oxfam shared a dark picture of rising inequality and called for a wealth tax.