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Social Business Wales Awards 2018

Applications for the 2018 Social Business Wales Awards are now open!

We are so proud of Wales’ thriving social business sector; the amount of hard work going on across the country to help improve our communities is incredibly inspiring. And we don’t want that hard work to go unrecognised – we want to shout about your successes and tell the world how brilliant you are! So put your modesty aside, submit your award applications and get ready to bask in the warmth of your well deserved limelight.

Social Business Wales Awards 2017 at The Pavilion, Llangollen.

Social Business Wales Awards 2017 at The Pavilion, Llangollen.


Winners will receive £1000 prize money, a professional photo-shoot of their organisation, media coverage and a trophy to be presented to them at an award ceremony in Cardiff City Hall. The ceremony will be a glamorous, celebrity hosted event; a real opportunity to celebrate achievement and shine a spotlight on the positive impacts of the sector.

To get yourself in the mood for this year’s awards, why not have a look what we got up to last year.

Award categories

There are 7 categories to enter in this year’s awards, so whatever industry you’re in, there’s a category for you to showcase your hard-earned achievements.


  • Wales Social Enterprise of the YearSponsored by NatWest

    Judges are looking for an established enterprise which has had a clear social environmental and community impact and has promoted social enterprise beyond the sector.

  • One to WatchSponsored by Legal & General

    Judges are looking for an innovative new social enterprise with an impressive initial impact and a strong vision for the future.

  • Employee Owned BusinessSponsored by ARUP

    Judges are looking for a thriving employee owned business that creates a culture of inclusion for its staff.

  • Health and Social CareSponsored by BIC Innovation

    Judges are looking for a social enterprise with a high degree of customer satisfaction and an innovative approach to delivering health and social care services.

  • Consumer FacingSponsored by Cowshed

    Judges are looking for a social enterprise that delivers a retail product or service, which has established a strong recognisable brand within its marketplace.

  • Education, Training and JobsSponsored by Acuity Legal

    Judges are looking for a social enterprise with an exemplary record of providing education, training and employment opportunities for its community.

  • EnvironmentalSponsored by ISG PLC

    Judges are looking for an environmentally responsible social enterprise which has a strong, sustainable impact on the environment.

  • Tech for GoodSponsored by Reason Digital

    Judges are looking for social enterprise which demonstrates a clever use of technology to either develop new products or services OR which utilises new technology to enhance its service delivery.

    Applications Close on Friday 13th July

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