All categories are open to nominations from Social Enterprises operating in the Yorkshire and Humber area, with exception of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award which is open to an individual working within a Social Enterprise in the Yorkshire and Humber area.
For the purposes of these awards, a Social Enterprise is defined as a business which;
a. has a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents, and
b. is an independent business which earns income through trading, and
c. is controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission, and
d. either reinvests or gives away profits or surpluses to further its social purpose, and
e. is transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.
All applications will be judged against the following criteria:
This award is open to social enterprises which have been trading for two years or more, and which use technology to deliver products or services in line with their social / environmental mission.
1. Evidence of identifying and addressing a specific problem 2. Evidence of a unique and creative solution 3. Proof of positive impact 4. Can demonstrate customer/stakeholder satisfaction 5. Sustainable business model
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