Change Please named Consumer Facing Social Enterprise of the Year!
Thanks to everyone buying our coffee, supporting our cause and a dedicated team here who works tirelessly to make it all happen...we won this award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, held at the Guildhall in central London on the evening of 8 December.
The national Awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) recognises excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises, businesses set up to for a social or environmental purpose that reinvest or donate the majority of their profits to meet their mission. From tackling the climate emergency to reducing homelessness, social enterprises are taking on some of the biggest challenges we face, using trade to change lives and protect the planet. They have also been at the heart of community responses to the pandemic, providing essential services from food deliveries to health care with many pivoting their models to keep on supporting the people they are set up to help.
There are 100,000 of these businesses in the UK, like us, contributing £60 billion to the economy and employing two million people.
The annual celebration of British social enterprises was hosted by comedian, writer, and actress Suzi Ruffell
Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK said:
“In what has been an incredibly challenging year social enterprises have given us a real sense of hope. They’ve shown us what it means to put people and communities first, showing real resilience and strength without compromising on their values, integrity and impact.
From taking on the injustices in the food system and using technology to support people experiencing homelessness to being on the frontline of supporting communities through the pandemic - this year’s winners represent not just the best of business but the future of business.”