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Social Business Wales Awards 2018 – finalists announced

The social enterprises competing for the top spots at this year’s Social Business Wales Awards have been announced.

By Catherine Evans · August 15, 2018

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 Cymru, 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.