SEUK | Social Enterprise Awards OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS!

SEUK has today announced that applications for the 2018 UK Social Enterprise Awards are NOW OPEN!

The UK Social Enterprise Awards recognise businesses that give back to society, enrich communities and the entrepreneurial talent who make a real difference in communities while tackling social and environmental challenges, both nationally and internationally.

SEUK recognise that social enterprises contribute in excess of £24 billion p.a. to the UK and employ over 1 million people – so we, as a sector, have lots to be proud of!

This year there are 14 categories that you can enter and we would love to see a surge of West Midlands nominations to showcase just how vibrant our sector in across the region!


Category 1 – UK Social Enterprise of the Year

The overall award, for a social enterprise that has a clear vision, excellence in impact, and that has also demonstrated and promoted social enterprise beyond the sector.

Category 2 – One to Watch

For a social enterprise that can clearly articulate their future vision and how they are going to achieve it.

Category 3 – Prove It: Social Impact

For a social enterprise that can truly demonstrate and communicate their impact with their stakeholders.

Category 4 – ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder

For a social enterprise, public sector body or private sector organisation that has demonstrably made efforts within its own organisation and remit to create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises.

Category 5 – Social Investment Deal of the Year

For an organisation that has been part of a great investment deal in the last 12 months that has helped the social enterprise to grow or the movement as a whole to develop and flourish.

Category 6 – Health & Social Care Social Enterprise

For a social enterprise in the health and social care sector with excellent vision and strategic direction, clear leadership and clear evidenced social, environmental and community impact.

Category 7 – Consumer Facing Social Enterprise

For a social enterprise that produced or delivers a retail product or service to the general public.

Category 8 – Education, Training & Jobs Social Enterprise

For a social enterprise in the education, training or employment sectors that can demonstrate excellence in vision and strategic direction, and clearly evidence their social, environmental and community impact.

Category 9 – Environmental Social Enterprise

For a social enterprise in the green and environmental sector with a clear evidenced environmental impact.

Category 10 – Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise

For a social enterprise that uses technology to achieve social impact.

Category 11 – Women in Social Enterprise

For a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work.

Category 12 – International Impact

For a social enterprise working internationally, and are having a big impact in their field.

Category 13 – Transformative Community Business

For a locally rooted social enterprise that trades for the benefit of their community.

Category 14 – Employee Engagement

For a social enterprise that is genuinely engaging employees in all aspects of the business.

You can find out more on how to apply – but make sure you submit your nomination online before the 6th July 2018 deadline!

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