Ahead of our annual Social Enterprise Awards, taking place on Friday 14 October, in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast, we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thanks to this year's sponsors who have played a huge part in ensuring that such a large scale event can take place for our sector.
We are delighted to have so many returning organisations come back year on year to sponsor the event - this support is extremely important for helping to raise awareness about the social economy in N. Ireland. It's encouraging to see how the awareness of the sector is spreading across both the private and public sector, having introduced 3 new partner organisations to the list this year, one being our lead private sector sponsor Juggernaut Digital
The support and commitment of our sponsors to the sector is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing how their relationship with social enterprises continues to flourish.
Meet our Sponsors
Juggernaut Digital is a Northern Irish based company that specialises in creating digital solutions for businesses. They have a team of 19 developers, and have 4 offices with their HQ based located in Belfast. This year, they were a finalist for an innovation award for our Epic Eats app (commissions free ordering platform) and their Senior Operations Manager is a finalist in the UK paid add awards category. They pride themselves on offering a straightforward yet thorough approach to projects with a major focus on client experience and value for money.
Community Finance Ireland is a social enterprise that is the fastest-growing dedicated social finance provider across Ireland and the UK. CFI operates across the entire island of Ireland with the aim of creating a world-class community finance system that works tirelessly towards ensuring that positive social impact is felt – not just dreamt.
More than recruitment. Hays provide free up skilling services and annual sector insights highlighting sector trends, salaries and advice on best practise in a constantly evolving work place. Their background services, mean they are constantly working for your tomorrow.
The Go For It Programme is the first stop for entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. They provide free step-by-step advice and mentoring to guide founders towards the launch and success of their businesses. Go for It help to combine the person and the product with the right strategy and guidance. Their experienced business advisors operate locally through our Council partners and dedicate themselves to helping you draft a focused and comprehensive business plan.
The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) is a trade association for credit unions in Ireland. It operates in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is an unincorporated body governed by a board of directors elected by member credit unions.
The Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) believes social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world. They strengthen their role in local communities through transformational learning that increases community impact. Since 2004, they have facilitated over 83,000 social entrepreneurs of all ages to help create a fairer, more equitable world.
The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) is the council led representative body for local authorities in Northern Ireland. The Association is supported by political parties and independent members in councils, and works in partnership with other key regional bodies and stakeholders. NILGA members are drawn from each of the 11 councils.
Lockton pride themselves on providing a personal, dedicated service, reinforced by their international standing. Our private ownership empowers 9,000 associates in over 125 countries with a single-minded focus on our clients' risk and insurance needs. Together, they work as partners to proactively help our clients achieve their long-term goals.
Firmus energy is Northern Ireland’s largest supplier of energy through the gas network. Launched in 2005, firmus energy has connected over 55,000 customers in its Ten towns network area and today supplies natural gas to over 112,000 customers across the province.
For over 50 years, Edwards and Co. Solicitors have been providing high-quality legal support to clients across Northern Ireland, maintaining a professional service that treats every client as an individual. Located at Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter, they are at the heart of Belfast with easy access to the Tribunal Building, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Laganside Court Complex.
To find out more and to book your place to attend this years awards, click here.