We couldn’t organise and host the 2022 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland without the generous support of our sponsors. A big thank you to them for helping to highlight and recognise the hard work of social enterprises across Scotland and the positive impact they deliver in our local communities.
Social Enterprise of the Year
Keegan & Pennykid is a leading specialist third sector insurance broker, providing expert advice to social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations throughout the UK. With access to a number of carefully selected insurers, as well as their own flagship third sector insurance policy “Encompass”, which provides cover to thousands of third sector organisations, they are able to offer the most appropriate terms and price to meet with every organisation’s specific needs. As a client, they can offer you risk management advice including advice on new and emerging insurable risks such as cyber security and are on hand to liaise with insurers on behalf of clients when they need to make a claim, providing advice and assistance throughout. Whatever your organisation’s needs, you can rely on their experienced team to provide you with advice and assistance when you need it, delivered with a personal and professional service.
One to Watch
Bold is a small (and growing) creative studio with high standards and an appetite for social change. They specialise in ethical brands, charities and social enterprise. Their purpose is to provide top level design work and solid brand thinking to the third sector and in particular to advance the social enterprise movement in Scotland. They are a social enterprise themselves and know the landscape inside out. The creative team at Bold can work collaboratively with you to extract the creativity from within and help you through good design and brand strategy to develop a strong brand that will create a bond with your audience. They can give you the confidence to push the boundaries of design and marketing, to think a little bigger and achieve a lot more.
Market Builder Award
The Social Enterprise Academy is a social enterprise that connects changemakers with transformational learning and development. Created in 2004, they deliver innovative leadership and entrepreneurship programmes that empower individuals, communities, and organisations in Scotland and internationally to become more sustainable and have greater impact. Through their Social Enterprise Schools programme created in partnership with The Scottish Government, they will provide every young person in Scotland the opportunity to run their own social enterprise by 2024. By stepping up to solve the issues that matter most to them, young people of all ages and abilities also develop essential skills for life, learning and work.
Health and Social Care Award
The ALLIANCE is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long-term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well.
We are a membership organisation that works to; ensure the voices of lived experience are at the centre of service delivery, support transformational change towards approaches that works with individual and community assets, and champion the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner.
Environmental Social Enterprise
Circular Communities Scotland’s vision is for a thriving circular economy, with local communities benefiting from the social, environmental and economic impacts. We support and represent over 200 repair, reuse and recycling charities and social enterprises across the country, who prevent products and materials from entering landfill, create local jobs, economic opportunities, and help promote and create social and environmental justice in their communities.
Circular Communities Scotland is proud to sponsor this year’s Environmental Social Enterprise category at the Social Enterprise Scotland Awards, which shines a light on the impact and vision of environmentally focused social enterprises in Scotland. We look forward to seeing the sector we represent and support celebrated through this award.
Social Enterprise Champion
As the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the Highlands and Islands, HIE wants to help build a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable region, attracting more people to live, work, study, invest and visit.
At the heart of this are strong, capable and resourceful communities. HIE has successfully combined economic and community development in a largely rural economy for over 55 years, including delivering national programmes such as the Scottish Land Fund. During this time, they have pioneered community-led development and remain at the forefront of enabling a strong social enterprise sector.
Their place-based approach supports communities to create growth, for example through the acquisition and development of income generating assets; or to exploit the many opportunities presented by the transition to net zero; or from the region’s unique culture and heritage, including Gaelic. HIE’s support and approach enables communities to play a pivotal role in developing new enterprises, jobs and housing – all key to talent attraction and retention
South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) is the economic and community development agency for Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders. SOSE is in place to listen, be innovative, different and deliver for the South. With Fair Work and NetZero weaved throughout all its work, SOSE has three areas of focus with wellbeing at its heart – well-being of the economy, communities, and environment in the South of Scotland. Working flexibly and collaboratively, SOSE works with all sizes of businesses, SMEs, individuals, partners, and community groups to deliver on these key areas and establish the South of Scotland as a region of opportunity, innovation, and growth.