Application Deadline:
Monday 25th July 9am

Awards Reception:
Tuesday 1st November

Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 Shortlist

The Social Enterprise of the Year category is sponsored by Keegan & Pennykid

Keegan & Pennykid are one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers for the third sector.  They have been helping social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations with their insurance and financial services needs for over 40 years and pride themselves on offering a professional and impartial advice-based service.  As well as having access to a range of specialist insurers, their own “Encompass” insurance policy, which is endorsed by SCVO, has been specifically designed for the third sector.  Since its launch in 1997 they have given back over £2m to the UK’s third sector through the provision of “Encompass”.

For insurance or financial services enquiries please contact Keegan & Pennykid.
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Shortlisted Organisations


CCI Scotland

CCI Scotland is a unique social enterprise, incorporating a charity that delivers exceptional person centred programmes to individuals with a range of support needs and a professional construction company that delivers outstanding quality and value on a range of landscape and minor civil contracts.

With a mission statement to give everyone the opportunity to make a contribution to their community, CCI’s model focuses on the interests and abilities of their participants rather than on their illness, disability or disadvantage.


Link Group

Link is a group of social enterprise companies serving more than 15,000 customers  – making them one of the largest social landlords in Scotland.

Link provide affordable housing, property management, regeneration, advice, financial inclusion and employability services. Since Link was established in 1962, they have become a leader in developing and delivering innovative homes and services for those in need.


Point and Sandwick Trust

Point and Sandwick Trust is a charitable organisation that funds and supports the development of community projects in its villages on the Isle of Lewis, and the wider Western Isles. Funding managed by the Trust is gifted entirely from the profit created by ownership and operation of the Beinn Ghrideag community wind farm.

Every year, Point and Sandwick Trust fund and support organisations and projects of all sizes and are committed to achieving positive change for individuals and communities on their doorstep and across the Western Isles. As well as donations to community projects, they offer a consultation service to community groups. They offer time and support to groups interested in developing their own projects so rather than just handing out money, they are helping to foster innovation and ideas in the community.


Showcase The Street

Showcase The Street has an energetic team of professional dance instructors who are committed to providing high-quality classes in a variety of dance styles to young people in many different areas. They offer classes in hip-hop, street dance, break-dance, contemporary, modern, tap and zumba for all age groups and levels ranging from 3 years to adult.


The Experience

The Experience is a social enterprise and 5-star VisitScotland leisure and activity venue based in Hillington, just outside of Glasgow. It is home to Scotland’s only electric go-karting track, as well as laser tag, an award-winning café, meetings and conference space, and provider of the only dedicated disability karting programme in Scotland,

The Experience runs a young workforce development programme that gives young people with barriers to employment the chance to gain valuable skills, experience and qualifications in a busy hospitality and customer service environment.


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