Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2013

Information and winners for the 2013 Scottish awards.

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SCOTTISH FINALISTS FOR THE UK AWARDS

Cat 1 – Social Enterprise of the Year: Link Group

Cat 2 – One to Watch: Fun Factory

Cat 4 – Social Impact: Unity Trust Bank, Social Investment Scotland (SIS)

Cat 5 – SE Market Builder: North Lanarkshire Council

Cat 6 – Social Investment Deal: Big Issue Invest

Cat 8 – Consumer Facing SE: The Big Issue, Glasgow Credit Union

Cat 10 – Environmental SE: Changeworks, Glasgow Bike Station

Champion – Gregory Chauvet, Glasgow Bike Station & Nigel Kershaw, Big Issue Invest

 

AWARD WINNERS SCOTLAND 2013

The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2013 is kindly supported by:

The Royal Bank of Scotland, Wheatley Group, Jobs & Business Glasgow, PwC, Kibble, Scottish Enterprise, The Melting Pot, Social Enterprise Direct, Social Investment Scotland & Entrepreneurial Spark. Their valuable work in supporting social enterprise is much appreciated.

 

Award Category

Organisation Name

What the Judges Said

Category 1 – Social Enterprise of the Year

Link Group

A leading light in the social housing sector, with an inspirational leader who champions social enterprise.  Link Group has many income streams making it sustainable and profitable, as proved by it being in business for 51 years.  Link Group demonstrates considerable social impact across many communities.


Category 1 - Highly Commended – Spartans Community Football Academy


Award Category

Organisation Name

What the Judges Said

Category 2 – One to Watch

Fun Factory

Fun Factory meets a strong market need and demand for soft play and other children’s services, as evidenced by impressed profits in the first year of trading. With a sustainable business model, Fun Factory demonstrates strong social impact and significant employment opportunities.


Category 2 - Highly Commended – INCH Architecture & Design


Award Category

Organisation Name

What the Judges Said

Category 3 – Innovation – Product or Service

Simply Play

Simply Play has built an innovative and replicable business model to provide a quality and much needed child care service where the local authority has failed.  Simply play continues to grow into new geographical markets, increasing the provision of quality child care and building sustainability.

 

Award Category

Organisation Name

What the Judges Said

Category 5 – Social Enterprise Market Builder

North Lanarkshire Council

A progressive local authority which has a strong and clear focus on developing and supporting social enterprise, through a variety of policies and services.

 

Award Category

Organisation Name

What the Judges Said

Category 9 – Education & Training Social Enterprise (Main)

Calman Trust

Calman Trust provides critical homelessness, employability and training services in the Highlands with far reaching social impact. With a strong income through a mixture of public contracts and social enterprise trading activity, Calman Trust has a sustainable and flexible business model.

Award Category

Organisation Name

What the Judges Said

Category 9 – Education & Training Social Enterprise (Schools)

Big Kids Enterprises (Armadale Primary School)

Big Kids Enterprises demonstrates diverse and entrepreneurial activity which has a far reaching social impact.  The whole school is involved in the various social enterprise activities and the students share their experiences with other schools to educate them in the importance of social enterprise and community development.

 

Category 9 (Schools) – Highly Commended:

Fairlogie (Carlogie Primary School)
SpeyCraft (Speyside High School)


     
     

 

SHORTLIST FOR SCOTLAND 2013


Category 1 – Social Enterprise of the Year

Organisation

Primary Business Type

Location

Community Enterprise

Business Support (Social Enterprises)

West Lothian / National

Cornerstone

Social Care

Aberdeen / National

Link Group

Social Housing

Edinburgh / National

Mellow Parenting

Adult Education

Glasgow / International

NG2

Facilities Management / Employability

Glasgow

Spartans Community Football Academy

Sport / Inclusion

Edinburgh


Category 2 – One To Watch

Organisation

Primary Business Type

Location

All Cleaned Up

Facilities Management / Employability

Edinburgh

Delivered Next Day Personally

Courier / Employability

South Lanarkshire

Fun Factory

Soft Play / Inclusion

Dundee

INCH Architecture

Social Housing

Glasgow


Category 3 – Innovation – Product or Service

Organisation

Primary Business Type

Location

Community Enterprise / Run Native

E-Commerce / Retail (social enterprises)

West Lothian

Richmond Fellowship

Social Care

North Lanarkshire / National

Simply Play

Child Care / Inclusion

West Lothian


Category 5 – Social Enterprise Market Builder

Organisation

Primary Business Type

Location

North Lanarkshire Council

Local Authority

North Lanarkshire

Ochil Leisure Enterprises

Sport / Community Ownership

Clackmannanshire


Category 9 – Education & Training Social Enterprise (Main)

Organisation

Primary Business Type

Location

Calman Trust

Homelessness / Employability

Highland

Mellow Parenting

Adult Education

Glasgow / International


Category 9 – Education & Training Social Enterprise (Schools)

Organisation

Primary Business Type

Location

Big Kid Enterprises (Armadale Primary School)

Cafe / Inclusion

West Lothian

Fairlogie (Carlogie Primary School)

Cafe / Fair Trade

Angus

SpeyCraft (Speyside High School)

Retail / Traidcraft

Moray

 

                        

                         

                              

 

  

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