Categories for 2018

 

Start-up Social Enterprise of the Year

Selnet has helped to establish dozens of new Social Enterprises through a number of programmes, none less than Start-up Lancashire. This award recognises the new business that has achieved the most since inception.

What the judges will look for: •  Businesses established in 2016/17/18  •  what has been achieved in this short space of time  •  the business’ potential to grow and/or replicate in other communities

 

Small Social Enterprise of the Year

Open to all Social Enterprises that have less than 10 employees – tell us why you deserve to win.

What the judges will look for:  •  What has been achieved  •  how the business benefits Lancashire communities  •  if the business is sustainable

 

Enabling Ability Award

This can either be a Social Enterprise or an individual who help others to live life to the full.

What the judges will look for:  •  The level of help and/or support to the multi-disadvantaged people within our communities  •  the model used/developed and why it works  •  social value achieved

 

Volunteer of the Year

We’ve got a great way for you to thank an exceptional individual who goes the extra mile but rarely gets recognition, a good opportunity to turn the spotlight on the many volunteers we depend upon.

What the judges will look for:  •  A person who freely gives up their time to help others  •  is motivated by the benefits they bring to others  •  enabling the business to do more good work

 

Excellence in Training or Mentoring

Training is a crucial element of many Social Enterprises and this category recognises those organisations that strive to ensure their staff or volunteers receive a high standard of training

What the judges will look for:  •  Scale and relevance of training provision  •  the improvement or difference this makes to participants  •  recognised quality of provision

 

Most Effective Collaboration

We believe that by working together Social Enterprises can achieve much more. New ideas and fresh ways of working are the lifeblood of Social Enterprise and working alongside others can ensure the social impact is optimised. Tell us why your approach is best.

What the judges will look for:  •  New joint venture that is really working for social good  •  working collaboratively  •  has secured or enhanced provision and will be sustained

NB We recognise the best partnership, whether it is with a public, private, or fellow civil society organisation.

 

Environmental Champion of the Year

With the environment playing such a major role in the work of Social Enterprise, our Environmental Champion of the Year award is presented to the individual or organisation that has made the greatest impact on improving the environment.

What the judges will look for:  •  The ‘triple bottom lines’

 

Social Enterprise of the Year

Large, medium or small, this year we will celebrate one Social Enterprise that can demonstrate an outstanding contribution to society.

What the judges will look for:  •  Business acumen  •  social return  •  longevity

 

Social Enterprise Champion 2018

The highlight of our Awards Ceremony is always the Social Enterprise Champion, when we honour the person who in the judge’s opinion has contributed most to Social Enterprise in Lancashire over the past year.

What the judges will look for:  •  Contribution and leadership in relation to the sector (locally, regionally and/or nationally)  •  the businesses development and passion for the overarching social mission

Our Sponsors

Selnet are thrilled to have the First Ark group back as headline sponsors of the 2018 Enterprise in Society Awards. Showing their commitment to our sector in Lancashire and supporting our vibrant network of social businesses and the amazing work they do in Lancashire’s communities.

 

“We are keen to encourage the growth of a strong social economy in Lancashire. Working with Selnet allows the First Ark Group to recognise how we can best provide support and appropriate mechanisms to deliver growth and social impact within the sector.”
Tony Cahill, First Ark

 

 

Our Sponsors

Selnet are thrilled to have the First Ark group back as headline sponsors for the 2018 Enterprise in Society Awards. Showing their commitment to our sector in Lancashire and supporting our vibrant network of social businesses and the amazing work they do in Lancashire’s communities.

 

“We are keen to encourage the growth of a strong social economy in Lancashire. Working with Selnet allows the First Ark Group to recognise how we can best provide support and appropriate mechanisms to deliver growth and social impact within the sector.”
Tony Cahill, First Ark