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Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 - Bookings Now Open


Bookings our now open for this year's Annual Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 in Association with Sparq AV, which will be held on Friday 11th October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. 

This year see’s us move to a Fantastic new venue inline with the continued growth of our Awards which will see 450 + guests from across the social enterprise, private and public sectors come together to showcase all that is good with Social Enterprise here in Northern Ireland.

As always, our host for the evening will be UTV’s Paul Clark and he will guide us through the 13 award categories on the night.

The 13 Categories for the Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 in Association with Sparq AV are:

  • NI Social Enterprise 2019 -Sponspored By - Department for the Economy
  • One to Watch -Sponsored By - Go for It 
  • Social Enterprise - Employee of the Year -Sponsored By - Edwards & Co Solicitors
  • Social Impact - Sponsored By - Department for Communities
  • Education Training and Jobs -Sponsored By - Hays Recruitment
  • Health & Social Care (Re-Entry) - Sponsored By - Ulster Bank/RBS Social Community Capital
  • Credit Union of the Year – Sponsored By - FSB
  • Housing Association of the Year - Sponsored By - Sparq AV
  • Social Enterprise Stakeholder of the Year -Sponsored By - Lockton Companies Ltd
  • Local Council of the Year – Social Enterprise Strategy/Development - Sponsored By - NILGA
  • Social Enterprise – Volunteer of the Year - Sponsored By - Firmus Energy
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (NEW) - Sponsored By - Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Social Enterprise Leader of the Year - Sponsored By - Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT)


Shortlisting and Judging for the awards is now complete and we look forward to the big night on the 11th October 2019. The evening will start with a drinks reception kindly sponsored by the Halifax Foundation NI. Dinner will then be served and the Awards Ceremony will follow. The evening will the be concluded with music in the bar by Zolene & The A.L.S Band.  

Our Annual Gala Awards Dinner is the biggest night of the year for our sector and highlights the work our amazing members and stakeholders do on a daily basis. To book your place at this years awards download the application form below or contact

*Please note you do not have to be shortlisted to attend the Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards 2019.  


Booking Form