Social Business Wales Awards 2021

You're invited to join us live on the Tuesday 5th October for the virtual Social Business Wales Awards 2021 ceremony!

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We’re proud to announce that the Social Business Wales awards are back again for 2021!

We’re inviting everyone to take part and celebrate the achievements of social enterprises across Wales on the 5th October in an exciting live, virtual ceremony where the winners of each category will be announced.

Want to join us for the 2021 SBW Awards? Sign up today via Eventbrite!

Take a look below at the list of categories and the inspiring social enterprises up for an award…

1. Social Enterprise of the Year (sponsored by Cowshed Communication)

Open to social enterprises which have been trading for more than 2 years, in any business sector.

Creating Enterprise, a subsidiary of Cartrefi Conwy, started trading in 2015 and has quickly grown into the Social Contractor of Choice for North Wales. They provide a range of contracting and development services to clients across the public and private sector.

They also deliver essential property services, on behalf of Cartrefi Conwy to 3800 tenants across Conwy. These include property maintenance, gas servicing, clearances of empty homes, sparkle cleans and environmental improvements.

The Community Impact Initiative C.I.C. (known as the Cii) is an award-winning social change organisation committed to the development, improvement, and sustainability of our communities.

They’re a not-for-profit organisation that innovatively combines skill development and learning with community regeneration to achieve positive socio-economic change.

Therapeutic Activities Group CIC, are a Community Interest Company and Social Enterprise who strive to improve the physical, emotional, educational and social wellbeing of young adults and children in the community.

Their vision is to set the standard in programme delivery of Specialised Trauma Informed Therapeutic practices and to lead the way in Trauma recovery in every area they engage in.

 2. One to Watch (sponsored by Legal & General) 

Open to social enterprises which have been trading for less than 2 years, in any business sector

Amathaon CIC (Carmarthen Food) bring local producers, growers and buyers together in an easy to use ‘Click and Collect’ format. they have an extensive range of local grown and made produce, including a good range of allergen free, vegetarian and vegan, which varies from week to week depending on seasonal availability.

Drosi Bikes convert bikes to e-bikes and offer e-bike rentals to promote cycling as a genuine alternative to driving. They run bike maintenance classes, women’s only nights, cycle confidence ​sessions and work in partnership with local organisations to support individuals to cycle. They also recycle second hand bikes, frames and parts reducing waste in the world.

Prom Ally enables girls and boys here in the UK who are experiencing financial hardship to access the free loan of a prom outfit for their special night.

Prom Ally aims to provide “The relief of financial hardship among school children including sixth formers and college students in further education only, living in the United Kingdom [including Scotland and Northern Ireland] by providing the free loan of prom dresses which they could not otherwise afford through lack of means”.

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3. Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise (sponsored by Perago)

Open to social enterprises that have been operating for more 2 years and use technology to achieve social impact.

App Uk (Cardiff Cleaning Services Ltd) have over 20 years’ experience of the cleaning and complementary sectors including grounds / building maintenance and security. Their mission is “to be the first-choice cleaning and facilities solutions provider, constantly achieving and exceeding the requirements of our clients and staff, operating with integrity to the highest professional standards, maximising our corporate and social responsibility”.

Empower – Be the Change’s ambition is to ‘empower’ 1500 people by 2023 in line with our primary mission to empower individuals and communities to achieve their potential.

They firmly believe that empowered individuals create empowered communities and build a better world.

Denbighshire Music Co-operative is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation providing quality music tuition in the Denbighshire area. The Co-operative is run by the teachers for the benefit of all pupils in Denbighshire and is managed by a Denbighshire-based Head of Service and Office Manager. They provide tuition on a wide range of instruments and voice, aiming to develop each pupil’s musical potential according to their individual needs and aspirations.

4. Community Impact (sponsored by Triodos Bank)

Open to social enterprises that have been operating for more than 2 years and trading for the benefit of the local community.

PTAWA Enterprises Ltd (Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid) provide a range of support services for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. This includes emergency refuge accommodation and supported housing at our move-on . They also provide a range of specialist services for children affected by domestic abuse, including after school clubs.

 

Green Willow Funerals provide a range of funeral services to members of the public in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Newport – aiming to make what can be a stressful and traumatic experience as comforting as possible for all concerned. The funeral services they provide are done so on a not for profit basis which sees the proceeds of our funeral services donated to better serve our communities.

The Iorwerth Arms is a community owned and run pub that was saved from closure and demolition through community action in 2015. It is now a successful not for profit pub run by unpaid Directors as a community hub for the Bryngwran area. Since becoming a community owned pub – the last and only retail business in the village – the Iorwerth Arms has won a number of prestigious awards (Wales Start Up Award Finalist 2016 and Welsh and British Best Rural Pub winner, Countryside Alliance Awards 2019).

Glyn Wylfa Ltd has been established as a social enterprise and Development Trust by a committed team of Chirk residents who have complementary business and social community skills, to develop and refurbish the old Chirk Estate Office and surrounding site, known as Glyn Wylfa.

 5. Social Enterprise Team of the Year (sponsored by Acuity Law)

This category acknowledges those teams which, over the course of an extremely challenging year, have demonstrated the strength, passion and resilience which is so characteristic of the social enterprise sector.

Creating Enterprise, a subsidiary of Cartrefi Conwy, started trading in 2015 and has quickly grown into the Social Contractor of Choice for North Wales. They provide a range of contracting and development services to clients across the public and private sector.

They also deliver essential property services, on behalf of Cartrefi Conwy to 3800 tenants across Conwy. These include property maintenance, gas servicing, clearances of empty homes, sparkle cleans and environmental improvements.

Empower – Be the Change’s ambition is to ‘empower’ 1500 people by 2023 in line with our primary mission to empower individuals and communities to achieve their potential.

They firmly believe that empowered individuals create empowered communities and build a better world.

Llangefni Town Football Club was established in 1897 is now a social enterprise that comprises over 150 junior players (boys and girls), a men’s first team. A men’s reserve team and a ladies team.

Llangefni Town FC has a developed a clear vision for the Llangefni Town social enterprise, which has now been enhanced by community interaction into the creation of a Community Village where organisations can collocate and work in partnership.

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Social Business Wales Awards

The Social Business Wales Awards have been run annually since 2010, as part of the Social Business Wales project, to highlight and honour the best social businesses in Wales. The Awards are linked to a national scheme managed by Social Enterprise UK. Winners from Wales go forward to compete with winners from Scotland, Northern Ireland and England at a UK level.

In 2020, the Awards did not take place, as social businesses coped with the pressures created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Social enterprises reached out to communities across Wales to support those who needed extra help; and social enterprises also stepped up to supply vital resources and raise money for our NHS. It was a year of enormous resilience and transformation for the sector. These are achievements which will be celebrated in the 2021 Awards.

Social Business Wales is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund. Part of the Business Wales service, it is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre.

Want to join us for the 2021 SBW Awards? Sign up today via Eventbrite!

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Social Business Wales is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund. Part of the Business Wales service, it is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre.