15 Aug, 18
The social enterprises competing for the top spots at this year’s Social Business Wales Awards have been announced.
The awards night, being held on Wednesday 26th September at the City Hall in Cardiff, recognises excellence within the social business sector in Wales. Entrants come from a range of social businesses but all demonstrate a dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious attitude that are driving the sector forward.
This year there are two headline categories – Wales Social Enterprise of the Year and Wales One to Watch, which looks for new and innovative social enterprises trading under two years with an impressive initial impact and strong vision for the future. Social enterprises also had the opportunity to enter five sector categories, with winners of each category being automatically entered (if they have not already done so) into the Social Enterprise of the Year.
Part of the Social Business Wales project, which is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre, the Awards are funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government. The principal sponsor for this year’s Awards is Natwest, with additional sponsorship provided by Legal & General, Acuity Legal, Arup, BIC Innovation, Cowshed PR, ISG Plc, Social Investment Cymru and the Co-op.
The Awards ceremony will be hosted by Welsh tenor and TV star, Wynne Evans, with evening entertainment provided by south Wales based social enterprise, Gymfinity.
Tickets for the ceremony and conference the following day can be booked at: http://wales.coop/sbwconf2018
Full list of categories and shortlisted finalists:
Every year it seems to get more difficult to short list for these awards, the quality of the applications are a testament to all the good work that these businesses are doing. We wish all our finalists the best of luck and look forward to seeing them at the awards.
Derek Walker, Chief Executive, Wales Co-operative Centre