Shortlist revealed for social enterprise awards

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) has announced the shortlist for its annual awards, with six accolades up for grabs.

Social Enterprise Scotland chief executive Fraser Kelly. Picture: Contributed

The 2016 awards are due to be presented at a ceremony hosted at the Scottish Parliament in November, and SES chief executive Fraser Kelly said: “Social enterprise is about creating a new type of economy and society that benefits us all.

“The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2016 will provide an opportunity for social enterprises to demonstrate how they are doing exactly that in communities across Scotland.”

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Social Enterprise of the Year Scotland: Clydesdale Community Initiatives, Grassmarket Community Project, Lanarkshire Credit Union, Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC

One to Watch Scotland: Beer For Good CIC, Freedom Bakery CIC, Run It, Shazam Theatre Company, Transform Creative

Social Impact Award: Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC, Social Enterprise Academy, The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust

‘Buy Social’ Market Builder Award: Social Investment Scotland

Inspiring Youth Enterprise Award: Edinburgh Student Arts Festival, YES Works Limited, Shazam Theatre Company

Social Enterprise Champion: Chris Thewlis (GTS Solutions CIC), Claire Carpenter (The Melting Pot), Derek Marshall (The Factory Skatepark), Jim Bennett (SKS Scotland), Jim Duffy (Entrepreneurial Spark), Maggie Fyffe (Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust), Pedro Santos (Brag Enterprises), Sandra Ewen (Social Enterprise Academy), Tracey Muirhead (School For Social Entrepreneurs Scotland)