Taken from Pioneers Post
Ten mission-driven businesses and entrepreneurs become 2020’s NatWest Social Business Champions.
The SE100 is now in its tenth year, and celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of the UK’s best social ventures – by naming 100 of the most impressive social enterprises, 25 ‘trailblazing newcomers’ and today giving awards to outstanding achievers in eight categories.
This year’s winners were selected from almost 300 applicants and range from an ethical finance co-operative supporting farmers in Africa and Latin America to an organisation providing support to survivors of domestic abuse in Hull and a community-owned wind farm in the Outer Hebrides.
The current coronavirus crisis has forced this year’s SE100 awards celebrations to be held virtually – the Pioneers Post team delivered the good news to the winners via Zoom calls and the beautiful, hand-made trophies are being sent out in the post.
The 2020 winners of the NatWest SE100 awards
Growth Champion: Hubbub Enterprise
Highly commended: Moving On Durham
Trailblazing Newcomer: Projekt 42
Highly commended: Chelmund’s Community Enterprises
Storyteller award winner: GLL
Highly commended: Hubbub Enterprise
Social investment award winner: The Social and Sustainable Housing fund created by Social and Sustainable Capital and Hull Women’s Network
Highly commended: Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC City Funds
Highly commended: June O’Sullivan, CEO, London Early Years Foundation
Resilience award winner: The Sewing Rooms
Highly commended: Aspire Community Works
Environmental Champion: Point and Sandwick Trust
Highly commended: Belu