Social Enterprise Awards 2013

Posted by editor 28/11/2013 0 Comment 1691 views

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Some of the country’s finest social enterprises gathered in London last night (November 27) to celebrate the work done in the sector and to hand out awards to some very deserving people. Baking guru, and big social enterprise supporter, Sue Perkins compered a very jolly evening put together by Social Enterprise UK ably supported by an exemplary ‘social’ supply chain.

Congratulations to all the winners (see below) but we reserve special mention for Link Group, a social housing, regeneration and support organisation from Scotland, who picked up overall social enterprise of the year Рand also  for Nigel Kershaw, chair of The Big Issue Group and CEO of Big Issue Invest, who received Social Enterprise Champion of Champions award for his sterling work over the last 20 years in social enterprise.

The winners at the Social Enterprise Awards 2013:

Overall Social Enterprise – Link Group, a social housing, regeneration and support organisation in Scotland

Social Enterprise Deal – Big Issue Invest, a social finance organisation, for their deal with Sandwell CCT

Health and Social Care – Provide, a CIC that delivers social care services in Essex

Consumer Facing – Glasgow Credit Union, the UK’s largest credit union

Social Impact – FRC Group, which runs furniture and waste management businesses helping unemployed people

Environmental – Co-wheels, a social enterprise car club

‘Buy Social’ market builder – Wates Group, a construction firm who have put social enterprise at the heart of their supply chain

Social Enterprise Champion of Champions – Nigel Kershaw, chair of The Big Issue Group and CEO of Big Issue Invest

Young Social Enterprise Champion of Champions – Rajeeb Dey, Enternships, a website linking graduates to internships

Innovation – Local Care Direct, a 24/7, 365 NHS service provider

Education, Training and Jobs – Blue Sky Developments and Regeneration, a groundworks and maintenance business employing ex-offenders

Congratulations to all!

 

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