2020 has been a year like no other and we did not feel it was appropriate to run our annual awards this year.
However, we still believe there is a real opportunity to showcase the work of the social enterprise sector. Many have quickly pivoted services to deal with an immediate crisis, leaders have demonstrated bold choices, staff have stepped up and we have all learnt how to operate in a more digital world.
We believe we need to recognise that. We want to showcase the agility, ability and active role our sector can play. We want to help the sector build on the trust built, confidence raised and profile gained during the Covid situation.
We know this remains a challenging situation for many and we will continue to represent and support the sector moving forwards too and we questioned carefully our approach. We want to remain hopeful, encourage our sector and even where organisations have not been able to pivot we can still congratulate leadership through challenging times. There is much to learn from tough times, much to applaud and much to take hope from. As times are hard we need to highlight positive stories more than ever.
We really hope you can join us and encourage you to apply, share your stories and help us build on this experience for the social enterprise sector moving forwards.