SEYH Award Winners
SEYH working with Social Enterprise North West and Locality are running a major conference on Public Sector Spin-Offs on 3rd October at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
The conference aims to give delegates from the public, private and social enterprise sector an in-depth day dealing with  decisions, contracting, TUPE, team skills and cultural issues in relation to spin-offs.
Social Enterprise Yorkshire & the Humber are delighted to announce the winners of this year's SEYH Awards.
Start up of the Year
Enabled Works
Social Impact
Key Changes - Unlocking Women's Potential
Sponsored by
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Darren Padgett
Sponsored by
Social Enterprise of the Year
Disabillity Action Yorkshire
Sponsored by
The SEYH Awards 2013
This year is the 7th SEYH Awards and we are returning to the Gala Dinner format that was so popular with Social Enterprises featuring special Guest Speaker Peter McGurn the Chief Executive of one of the largest and longest established regional Social Enterprises The Goodwin Trust.
The dinner will be at the prestigious Victoria Hall in Keighley which is a short walk from Keighley Train Station. Places can be booked at


The catering is being provided by award winning Social Enterprise Confianza.
The shortlist is:

Start up of the Year
The Beach
Enabled Works
Bramley Baths
Slate Cafe
Social Impact
Eyes Open Creative CIC
Inspired Youth Arts
Key Changes - Unlocking Women's Potential
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Afzal Mohammed
Graham Morgan
Kerrie-Lee Barr
Darren Padgett
Social Enterprise of the Year
City Health Care Partnership
Disabillity Action Yorkshire
Southern Holderness Resource Centre
Headline Awards Sponsor

Social Impact Award sponsored by

Social Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by

Social Incubator North launched

What’s the Racket?

This isn’t Dragon’s Den or The Apprentice. You don’t have to be Machiavellian to mean business.

Social Incubator North is a new way for entrepreneurs; where business has soul and success is more than just the bottom line.

It’s a unique opportunity to submit your business idea, whether you’re an established organisation with a new concept or a charismatic individual with a brilliant new idea. Successful applicants, will not only receive up to £25k investment but tailored one-to-one business support, and even access to business premises.

Northern Soul

What’s the catch? Your idea or business must have heart – making a lasting positive social or environmental impact. Whether it’s offering employment to at-risk or vulnerable members of your community, or delivering a service with Green credentials.

From Derby to the Borders, and everywhere in between - wherever you are in the northern half of England - our network ensures you get local support, on your doorstep.

With a track record in helping start-ups grow, our ambition is to turn 60 ideas into investment-ready reality.


Are you in?


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08448 118145



Working Capital 2013

Working Capital Conference 2013 - Growing Social Enterprise through Investment


Working Capital is a Social Investment Conference designed to bring together the leading exponents in Social Investment with Social Enterprises and Social Enterpreneurs to learn about emerging products, do deals and undertake business.  The secon Working Capital on Friday 12th April was a great success our Speakers included:

Caroline Mason, COO, Big Society Capital

Julie Wake, Head of Investment, Social Investment Business

Matthew Roche, Head of Funding, Big Lottery Fund

Gemma Rocyn Jones, Senior Associate Social Finance, Young Foundation

David Floyd, Managing Director, Social Spider CIC

Ann Oldroyd, CEO, Key Fund

Steph Burras, CEO, Leeds Ahead

Steven leach, UnLtd

Hugh Rolo, Locality

Matthew Roche's presentation on 'Is Social Investment changing the funding landscape?' can be downloaded here:





The Conference was supported by Unity Trust Bank

Conference Sponsors Key Fund 





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