The search is on for the UK’s top 100 social enterprises, as entries open for the NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards 2019.
The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK – by naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year in the Index, and giving seven SE100 Social Business Awards for the most outstanding achievers.
Applications are open to all UK-based social enterprises, and it costs nothing to enter.
A panel of judges – experts in the field of social enterprise and social investment – will select candidates demonstrating best practice in seven categories: Growth, Impact, Trailblazing Newcomer, Resilience, Storyteller, Leadership and Investment.
A place on the NatWest SE100 Index is a fantastic opportunity for social enterprises large and small to gain peer recognition and endorsement of their work. Each of the 100 selected organisations will also benefit from further media coverage in Pioneers Post throughout 2019, as well as involvement in a community of peers through the SE100 network.
In addition, the seven award-winners will receive a professionally produced film about their organisation which they can use for promotional purposes, plus a special trophy made by a social enterprise artist. Winners also receive a free ticket to our annual Good Deals & Beyond Good Business conference held in May.
The final list and the seven champions will be announced at a celebration event hosted by NatWest on 28 March, 2019. The evening will be free and open to all, with tickets released in January.
Previous SE100 award winners include Change Please, Belu, Furniture Resource Centre, The House of St Barnabas and Andiamo.
To enter, submit your information on the application form by following this link. The deadline for entries is 7pm on 14 February.