Two Scottish social enterprises shortlisted for the 2016/17 NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards

November 15, 2016

26 organisations have been shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK. Two of them are based in Scotland. 

Delivered Next Day Personally CIC (DNDP) has been shortlisted under the Impact Champion category, alongside five other businesses. Delivered Next Day Personally CIC is a socially driven courier company based in East Kilbride. It employs disable people on a flexible basis as lifestyle couriers. Bruce Gunn, founder of DNDP has ambitious plans for his business and wants to expand to see his social benefit reach people all around Scotland. 

Bookdoners CIC has been shortlisted under the Resilience Award category. Bookdoners CIC trades in used books for the benefit of people, charities and the environment. 100% of their sales are used to provide flexible adaptable employment opportunities, to help protect the environment and to provide additional income to a range of charities. They are based in the Scottish Borders but books can be purchased on their website

Shortlisted organisations will to a Insight Event at the RBS/NatWest Business School in Edinburgh, in early 2017, focusing on “Leadership and Building a Brilliant Social Enterprise Team".

The winners will be recognised at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 19th January 2017, to celebrate the achievements of all the fantastic social change makers on the Index.

Awards winners will receive a professionally produced winners film about their organisation to use across future PR and marketing collateral, a beautiful SE100 trophy created by social enterprise artists, and a share of cash prizes totalling £6,000.

The full list of nominees can be found here.