The UK Social Entrepreneur Index is a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes, with the aim of providing recognition for social entrepreneurs, act as a benchmark for good practice and inspire the next generation.
All nominations are assessed by a panel of experts before 55 are selected for inclusion in the final Index.
Organised by UMi, in partnership with Social Enterprise Mark, Inspiring Women Changemakers and the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Chief Executive of UMi, Nicki Clark, explained:
Over many years, UMi has been celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship across the UK.
As part of this focus, the UK Social Entrepreneur Index is a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes who we hope will also act as beacons of inspiration for others to encompass positive social impact.
We’ve been delighted with the response and quality of entries and in it’s second year we have doubled the Index and the entrepreneurs recognised.
Campaign Collective members were also interviewed for the Index website and the interview can be read online: https://www.socialentsindex.co.uk/post/social-entrepreneur-index-nominee-campaign-collective.
Simon Francis, Founder Member of Campaign Collective, commented:
It’s an honour to have been nominated for the Index alongside such amazing social enterprises.
It has been a tough few months for many organisations who put social impact above profit, so the launch of the Index is a welcome piece of good news.
The 2020 judges are Rachel Fell – Social Enterprise Mark; Kate Welch – Social Enterprise Acumen; Kat Luckock – Social Entrepreneur Coach; Josie Armitage – Josie Armitage Associates; Louise Graham – Impact Mentor and Coach; and Arabela Silva – Inspiring Women Changemakers.