Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
School for Social Entrepreneurs
This year students on Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland’s Social Entrepreneurs Scale Up programme were invited to apply for the inaugural Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the opportunity to win £10,000.
The award will be presented to the entrepreneur who receives the most votes and the winner will receive the prize money to spend on further scaling their enterprise.
The five finalists on the Social Entrepreneur of the Year shortlist, who are in with the chance of winning the £10,000 Award, are:
Ellen Petts – Greenstream Flooring CIC: supports low income families and small businesses with low cost flooring via its national re-use/recycling services of otherwise discarded carpet tiles
Jacquie Johnston-Lynch – The Brink: a Liverpool-based bar with no booze; trailblazing recovery social enterprise revolutionising how people eat, drink, have fun and socialise through community, creativity, connection and care
Martin Hogg – Citizen Coaching CIC: helps adults and young people achieve more fulfilled lives (84% report significant change) and better relationships through powerful online and live coaching and counselling.
Tom Ravenscroft – Enabling Enterprise: is a team of teachers working with top businesses to bring enterprise into the school timetable. As a result, children leave school with the employability skills, experiences of work and aspirations to succeed
Tracy Murdoch – Kidzeco: a unique social enterprise supporting families and enhancing social cohesion within the community, through a range of affordable and accessible products and services; educating and maximising reuse for the benefit of our environment
These five finalists showcase the talent and innovation emerging from social entrepreneurs across the UK and each of the enterprises are delivering vital services and generating huge social change within their communities.
Please visit www.the-sse.org/SEYA to watch short films about all of the brilliant finalists- and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!