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Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards 2018 - Winners

Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Gala Awards Dinner 2018 – Winners

 

Friday evening saw the Annual Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards Dinner take place in The Stormont Hotel, Belfast. The awards showcasing the Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland was attended by over 400 guests from Social Enterprise, Private and Public Sectors.  The awards ceremony was hosted by UTVs Paul Clark a great supporter of the Social Enterprise Sector.

 

Social Enterprise NI also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to its chair & CEO of Bryson Charitable Group Mr John McMullan. John, who retires at the end of this month is a fantastic leader and a real advocate for a Social Value Act for Northern Ireland, congratulations to John on his Award.

 

As always we are grateful to Peter O’Hara Photography for doing our official photos for us Peter is a great supporter of our organization. To see all the photos from the Awards Evening click on this link http://poharaphoto.com/seniawards367

 

We are also thankful to Newry based Social Enterprise, Slackpress are Media Partner for capturing our awards on video and interviewing our lucky winners see a link to our Awards Video here https://youtu.be/CeVrX_FVF4E

 

There was over 100 Entries this year making it very difficult for the Judges to shortlisted for the 13 categories and below is the list of Winners and those who won Highly Commended recognition.

 

Awards Winners & Highly Commended for each category were as follows:

 

One to Watch – Sponsored by Ledcom – www.ledcom.org

 

Highly Commended – Tre-Eco Belfast -  https://www.facebook.com/TreecoBelfast   

 

Winner – The Good Space, Newry – space-ni.com  

 

Newly Established – Sponsored by NIHE - www.nihe.gov.uk

 

Joint Winners – Ballymacash Sports Academy - www.ballymacashsportsacademy.org

                     - Ravinehttps://www.advantageni.com

 

Social Impact – Sponsored by Department for Communities - www.communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Winner – USELwww.usel.co.uk

 

CONSUMER FACING – Sponsored by Ulster Bank - www.ulsterbank.co.uk

 

Highly Commended – OutsideINwww.weareoi.com  

 

Winner – Inspire Workplaces - www.inspirewellbeing.org/our-services/inspire-workplaces

 

Education, Training & Jobs Sponsored by Hays Recruitment - www.hays.co.uk/ni

 

Highly Commended – Loveworks Cooperative - www.loveworkscoop.com  

Winner – Now Group www.nowgroup.org

 

Local Council of the Year – Sponsored by NILGA - www.nilga.org

 

Winner – Lisburn Castlereagh City Council www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

 

Credit Union of the Year – Sponsored by UCIT - www.ucitltd.com

 

Highly Commended – Ballinascreen Credit Union – www.ballinascreencu.com  

 

Winner – Coalisland Credit Union www.coalislandcu.com

 

Stakeholder of the Year – Sponsored by Go for It Programme -https://www.goforitni.com 

 

Highly Commended – Ashes to Gold - en-gb.facebook.com/AshesToGoldNI

                               - Kilwaughter Lime www.kilwaughter.com

 

Winner – NIHE – Social Housing Programme www.nihe.gov.uk

 

Housing Association of the Year – Sponsored by Marsh Insurance - www.marsh.com/uk

 

Winner – Clanmil Housing Group www.clanmil.org

 

Leader of the Year – Sponsored by Co3 - www.co3.bz

 

Highly Commended – Seamus O’Prey – The Ortus Group - www.ortus.org

                               - Bill Atkinson – USEL - www.usel.co.uk

 

Winner – David Hunter – Acceptable Enterprises LTD, Larne - www.acceptableenterprises.co.uk

 

Employee of the Year – Sponsored by FSB - www.fsb.org.uk

 

Highly Commended – Mark Dennison – IFA Foundation - https://www.irishfa.com/foundation

 

Winner – Graham Bowden – Tre-Eco Belfast https://www.facebook.com/TreecoBelfast

 

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Edwards & Co Solicitors - www.edwardsandcompany.co.uk 

 

Winner – Maureen Gilliespie – Stepping Stones - www.steppingstonesni.com

 

Social Enterprise of The Year – Sponsored by Department for the Economy -www.economy-ni.gov.uk  

 

Winner – Acceptable Enterprises Ltd, Larne www.acceptableenterprises.co.uk

 

Thanks to all our shortlisted entries and especially to our sponsors of our awards, our suppliers and our Booklet Sponsors for who without it would be impossible to run our annual awards evening.

 

The evening was rounded off listening to the Music of Owen Denver a young local musician from Belfast who has received support from Oh Yeh a Social Enterprise Based in Belfast.