Announcing the 2021 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland Shortlist

Posted: 11 August 2021, in News

We are delighted to unveil the shortlisted applicants for the 2021 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland. Our judges have been hard at work reviewing the applications prepared by organisations across Scotland over the last couple of weeks and today we are introducing you to our finalists. 

Download our shortlist brochure here.

The shortlisted organisations across the seven award categories have all impressed us with their applications, mission and purpose, and the impact they deliver. We’d like to thank all the social enterprises who took the time to apply to this year’s awards. 

Save the date to join us at the 2021 Awards on November 2nd. This is likely to be a blended event with a reception at the Scottish Parliament and a digital celebration. We will announce further details closer to the date and look forward to showcasing the incredible impact of social enterprise together at this year’s award ceremony. 

We’re also delighted to announce that Lorna Slater, Co-leader of the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Lothian Region will be joining us for the 2021 Awards ceremony. 

Now, let’s meet our Social Enterprise Awards finalists! 

Social Enterprise of the Year Award 🌟
Supported by Keegan and Pennykid

FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland
Furniture Plus 
The Larder West Lothian
The Furniture Project (Stranraer)

One to Watch Award 👀
Supported by Bold Studio

Greater Govanhill
Highland Tourism 
Social Print and Copy 
Turn The Tables 

Prove it: Social Impact Award 💥
Supported by BAM Nuttall

Beith Community Development Trust
Care Opinion Scotland 
Invisible Cities 
The No.1 Befriending Agency

Market Builder Award 🔊
Morrison Construction

Health and Social Care Award 🤝
Supported by the Social Enterprise Academy

Care Opinion Scotland 
FEAT Trading 
Lingo Flamingo
Talking Mats 
The Seed Box 

Environmental Social Enterprise Award ♻️
Supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise

Home Basics Tweeddale Company
Move On Wood Recycling 
Remake Scotland 
The Edinburgh Remakery 

Social Enterprise Champion Award 🦸‍♂️
Supported by Big Issue Invest

Angela Moohan – The Larder West Lothian 
Ayeshah Khan – The Health and Wellness Hub 
Jocky Stewart – Cyrenians
Laura Wilson – Edinburgh Community Yoga 
Sotiris Katsimpas – The Edinburgh Remakery 

Chris Martin, CEO of Social Enterprise Scotland, said: “I always look forward to hearing who has been shortlisted for the Social Enterprise Awards in Scotland. We have seen social enterprises step up to serve their local communities throughout the pandemic and I’m excited to hear the stories of social impact that will inevitably give our judges some difficult decisions.

Congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to our 2021 Sponsors. Take part in the conversation on social media and share the word with colleagues and peers using the hashtag #SocEntAwards21.

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