Announcing the 2021 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland Winners

Posted: 04 November 2021, in News

An online ceremony was hosted this Tuesday 2nd November to unveil the 2021 winners across seven award categories in the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland.

Competition was tough, with excellent finalists in many categories and some hard decisions for our judges. Download our Shortlist Brochure to learn about this year’s 29 finalists here.

We would like to say a big thank you to our 2021 sponsors for their support in making the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland possible. And now, let’s meet out winners!

🏆 Social Enterprise of the Year Award | Supported by Keegan and Pennykid

This award recognises organisations with great vision, leadership and management who have a high degree of customer satisfaction and sustainability, and help promote social enterprise beyond the sector.

Shortlist: FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland, Furniture Plus, Locavore, The Larder West Lothian, The Furniture Project (Stranraer).

2021 Winner: Locavore
Highly Commended: The Larder West Lothian

👀 One to Watch Award  | Supported by Bold Studio

This award recognises organisations with a creative approach to impact problem-solving, a clear future vision and strong potential for success and growth.

Shortlist: Greater Govanhill, Highland Tourism, Social Print and Copy, Somewhere, Turn The Tables.

2021 Winner: Greater Govanhill

💥 Prove it: Social Impact Award  | Supported by BAM Nuttall

This award recognises organisations who are best in class in communicating and demonstrating their impact through measurement, reporting, and transparency.

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

2021 Winner: The No.1 Befriending Agency

🔊 Market Builder Award 

This award recognises organisations in the social, public or private sector who are champions of the social enterprise model and help build markets for social enterprises by creating opportunities to buy social.

2021 Winner: Morrison Construction

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

This award recognises organisations that deliver excellent support to their users and customers around a health and social care mission, including physical and mental health as well as wellbeing.

Shortlist: Care Opinion Scotland, FEAT Trading, Lingo Flamingo, Talking Mats, The Seed Box.

2021 Winner: Talking Mats 

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

This award recognises organisations that demonstrate excellence in green and environmental impact delivery, place sustainability at the heart of their mission and play a key role in the fight against climate change.

Shortlist: Home Basics Tweeddale Company, Move On Wood Recycling, Remake Scotland, The Edinburgh Remakery.

2021 Winner: Remake Scotland | Watch the video here.

🦸‍♂️ Social Enterprise Champion Award |Supported by Big Issue Invest

This award celebrates an individual working or volunteering in a social enterprise who goes above and beyond to make a difference, support the mission of the organisation and deliver impact.

Shortlist: Angela Moohan from The Larder West Lothian, Ayeshah Khan from The Health and Wellness Hub, Jocky Stewart from Cyrenians, Laura Wilson from Edinburgh Community Yoga, and Sotiris Katsimpas from The Edinburgh Remakery.

2021 Winner: Jocky Stewart – Cyrenians

Chris Martin, CEO of Social Enterprise Scotland, said: “Congratulations to all our 2021 Social Enterprise in Scotland Award winners; you really exemplified the incredible contributions made by social enterprises in tackling social and environmental issues in Scotland. Trading conditions were inevitably disrupted for a lot of social enterprises, and this year we saw the resilience and the entrepreneurial spirit of the sector as many pivoted to ensure support reached the communities that needed it the most.

Congratulations to all our 2021 winners! Take part in the conversation on social media and share the word with colleagues and peers using the hashtag #SocEntAwards21.