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Honouring the incredible achievements and impact of the Social Enterprise sector in NI!

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A night of celebrating Social Enterprise success in Northern Ireland 

Northern Ireland’s most impactful ​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌social enterprises were celebrated at the 2023 NI Social Enterprise Awards, in partnership with AtkinsRéalis held on Friday 27th October.

 

Winners were announced at the prestigious black tie event in Belfast’s Crowne Plaza, hosted by radio presenter and Social Enterprise sector ambassador Cate Conway.

 

It was an evening of celebration for the nearly 600 individuals who attended from the private, public, and social enterprise sector.

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#SocEntNIAwards23 Photos

What a memorable night! We captured lots of great moments during the night all thanks to our amazing photographer, Ricky Parker Photography.

 

Take a look, download and share your favourites on social media! Tag us in your photos using #SocEntNIAwards23

Congratulations to our 2023 Award Winners! 

Best New Start Up sponsored by NI Support Service 
 

 

Community Wealth Building Award sponsored by Dept for Communities
 

 

Rural Social Enterprise Award sponsored by Firmus
 

 

Credit Union Award - 10-25m Turnover sponsored by Community Finance Ireland 
 

 

Credit Union Award - Over 25m Turnover sponsored by Community Finance Ireland 
 

 

Co-Operative Award sponsored by VIable Corporate Services
 

 

Best Use of Social Media sponsored by Housing Executive 

 

Consumer Facing Award (via public vote) sponsored by Ulster Bank 
 

· Winner: Naturally North Coast & Glens

 

Social Impact Award sponsored by Irish League of Credit Unions
 

Young Person of the Year sponsored by CEF 
 

  • Winner: Claire Mooney, Moneydarragh Community Hub Ltd

  • Highly Commended: Robert Campbell, Aspire Media CIC

 

Emerging Leader of the Year sponsored by Social Enterprise Academy
 

  • Winner: Gareth Little, Harry's Place CIC

  • Highly Commended: Rachel McIlgorm, Storybox NI CIC

 

Leader of the Year sponsored by Lockton 
 

  • Winner: Janet Schofield, Compass Advocacy Network (CAN)

 

Council of the Year sponsored by Hays
 

  • Winner: Belfast City Council

 

Best Cross Sector Collaboration of the Year sponsored by AtkinsRealis
 

  • Winner: CTS Projects Ltd, Womenstec & Bolster Community

 

Outstanding Voluntary Team sponsored by Rapid Agency 
 

  • Winner: Carrick Greengrocers

 

Outstanding Staff Team sponsored by Edwards & Co Solicitors 
 

  • Winner: Bolster Community

  • Highly Commended: Compass Advocacy Network (CAN) & Oasis Caring in Action

 

Outstanding Joint Volunteer & Staff Team sponsored by ProAptivity 
 

  • Winner: Harry's Place CIC

  • Highly Commended: Centred Soul CIC
     

Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by Dept for the Economy
 

  • Winner: Radius Housing

Find out more about sponsors & all shortlisted organisations

Watch our NI Social Enterprise NI Awards Video above 

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