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Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 - Nominations NOW OPEN

It’s that time of the year again as we launch our Annual Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 to be held on Friday 11th October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. 

This year see’s us move to a new venue inline with the 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 are:

  • NI Social Enterprise 2018
  • One to Watch
  • Social Impact
  • Consumer facing Social Enterprise
  • Education Training and Jobs
  • Health & Social Care
  • Housing Association of the Year – Community Impact
  • Credit Union of the Year – Community Impact
  • Social Enterprise Stakeholder of the Year 
  • Local Council of the Year – Social Enterprise Strategy/Development
  • Social Enterprise – Employee/Volunteer of the Year*
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (NEW)*
  • Social Enterprise Leader of the Year*


Entries for this year’s awards open on Monday 13th May and you can download the Application form via the Link Below and returned to (*Please note separate forms apply to these categories)

We are delighted that David Hunter; CEO of Access Employment Ltd winner of both the Leader of the Year and Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 helped our Director Colin Jess to launch the 2019 Awards.  Could your Social Enterprises be a winner this year? Why not apply TODAY!


Information Sheet

Main Application

Employee/Voulnteer Application

Leader of the Year Application

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Application