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

Impact Management Champions: Shared Interest Society and Skills Builder Partnership (joint winners)

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

Leadership award winner: Mark Simms, CEO, P3 Charity

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

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