You provided the feedback and we listened. This year, we are taking the Consumer Facing Award to public vote to let you decide who this year's winner will be.
The Consumer Facing Award celebrates a social enterprise that produces or delivers a retail product or service through a brand that is recognised by consumers. The following six social enterprises are up for nomination - you can view and vote for your favourite below.
Voting closes on Monday 5th September at 9am.
2022 Consumer Facing Award Nominees
Made in Mourne
Made in Mourne is a social enterprise based in the heart of the Mournes. They provide facilities, knowledge, and support for local entrepreneurs and creatives in the rural coastal Mourne region to launch and sustainably grow their businesses. All the profit they generate is reinvested back into the community, helping them to discover, inspire and promote the next creative talent.
There are over 100,000 children in care in the UK. Most move their belongings in black bin bags, losing their dignity in the process. Madlug is a social enterprise that stands for ‘make a difference luggage’. It operates under a buy one, give one initiative where for every bag purchased, a pack-away travel bag is donated to a child in care. Because no child should carry their life in a bin bag.
Naturally North Coast & Glens
Naturally North Coast and Glens is an award winning social enterprise that brings artisans together to support their businesses and showcase their products in a unique and supportive market setting. They bring the community together through events that are both fun and educational, with a focus on the local area.
Orchardville is a registered charity and social enterprise that supports almost 600 people with learning disability or autism to live, learn & work. Working across 6 local council areas, they support people at the greatest risk of economic and social exclusion from society, providing them with tailored training, support, qualifications, and work experience opportunities that overcome the significant barriers they face in getting and keeping paid employment.
Restore - East Belfast Mission
Restore, Refurb and Recycle are social enterprise projects of East Belfast Mission; changing lives in east Belfast and reducing furniture and landfill waste across Northern Ireland. At East Belfast Mission, their doors are open to anyone in need. They have been serving the community since 1826 and their Mission is to share hope, love and leadership in East Belfast, striving to create a thriving, inclusive and confident East Belfast.
The Designerie is a shop, creative hub, workshop, and community destination, selling handmade products from Northern Ireland and Ireland. Founded by Enterprise Causeway in 2015. Its core purpose is to grow the creative industry and promote creativity within the community, using it to build relationships and connect people.
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