Social Enterprise Scotland Awards 2013
Social Enterprise Scotland, By Duncan Thorp
Social Enterprise Scotland has announced the winners of the annual Social Enterprise Awards Scotland today.
Social Enterprise of the Year has been awarded to Link Group Ltd. The start-up category of One To Watch was awarded to Fun Factory and new category, Social Enterprise Market Builder, was awarded to North Lanarkshire Council for their work in supporting social enterprise. Innovation for Product or Service was awarded to Simply Play, Education & Training Social Enterprise to Calman Trust and Education & Training Social Enterprise (Schools) to Big Kids Enterprises (Armadale Primary School).
Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Scotland, said:
“Social enterprises across Scotland are dealing positively with the impacts of welfare reform, preventing social problems, creating jobs, building communities through regeneration and helping the most vulnerable.
“These awards recognise the forward-thinking dynamism that is social enterprise in Scotland – businesses that exist purely to deliver on social and environmental aims. A huge congratulations to all the winners and to all those who entered the awards this year.”
The annual Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are organised by Social Enterprise Scotland, the industry body that unites social enterprises and their supporters into a strong campaigning force. Social Enterprise Scotland is the gateway to Scotland’s social enterprise community and an independent, Scottish, membership-led organisation, built and controlled by social enterprises. The organisation is the first point of contact for the media and public and promotes a positive vision for social enterprise.
The full list of winners is:
Category 1 – Social Enterprise of the Year – Link Group Ltd
Category 2 – One to Watch – Fun Factory
Category 3 – Innovation – Product or Service – Simply Play
Category 5 – Social Enterprise Market Builder – North Lanarkshire Council
Category 9 – Education & Training Social Enterprise (Main) – Calman Trust
Category 9 – Education & Training Social Enterprise (Schools) – Big Kids Enterprises (Armadale Primary School)