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Social Business of the Year

This award recognises socially purposed businesses and enterprises that are able to clearly demonstrate, evidence and communicate their social impact with their stakeholders.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of your community impact in line with objectives and vision.
  • Excellent measurement and reporting processes.
  • Use of varied evidence types, such as (but not limited to) interviews, focus groups and surveys.
  • Stakeholder engagement, including communication of their impact in creative ways to maximise awareness.
  • Effective evaluation and process review mechanisms, including evidence of incorporating such findings into future operations.

For the purposes of this awards category, a ‘Social Business’ or ‘Enterprise’ is defined as a business which;

  • Has a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its Governing document.
  • Is an independent business which earns income through trading.
  • Is controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission.
  • Either reinvests or gives away profits or surpluses to further its social purpose.
  • Is transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.

How to enter

  1. Click on the link below it will take you to the login page of Award Force.
  2. Register as a user and confirm by clicking on the link you will receive via email, to gain access to your account.
  3. Go to ‘My Entries’ then click on ‘Start Entry’ and select the category you wish to enter
  4. It is now time to enter your award winning entry. Don’t worry, you can save your application and come back to it as many times as you wish before you submit.
  5. Once you have answered all the questions (remember to proof check), you are ready to hit ‘Submit entry’. You will receive an email as receipt of entry submission.
  6. Sit back, relax and let us do the rest – we wish you the best of luck!

Submit your entry now

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