2019 NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards for UK-based social enterprises

Deadline: February 14, 2019.

The search is on for the UK’s top 100 social enterprises, as entries open for the NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards 2019.

The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK – by naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year in the Index, and giving seven SE100 Social Business Awards for the most outstanding achievers.



The application process is via one form, through which all organisations can enter for their place in the top 100, as well as submissions for one of seven categories below:

Growth: for social ventures that have experienced positive, financial growth from one year to the next thanks to an entrepreneurial and sustainable business model

Impact: for enterprises that take considerable measures to demonstrate and communicate the social or environmental impact of their business, using this to improve their performance and win new business

Trailblazing Newcomer: for new enterprises (under 3 years trading) who have made great strides to become a leader among their peers, combining solid growth with a commitment to proving their positive impact

Resilience: for social ventures that continually deliver positive social or environmental change and repeatedly achieve impact goals, successfully tackling challenges and overcoming difficulties​

Storytelling: for social ventures that have created and delivered a brilliant communications campaign to drive the impact and scale of their activity.

Leadership: for social enterprise bosses demonstrating excellent leadership, effectiveness and inspiration in taking the team on a mission-driven journey to success.

Investment: for groundbreaking or innovative deals in social / impact investment.



Applications are open to all UK-based social enterprises




1. A place on the NatWest SE100 Index is a fantastic opportunity for social enterprises large and small to gain peer recognition and endorsement of their work.

2. Each of the 100 selected organisations will also benefit from further media coverage in Pioneers Post throughout 2019, as well as involvement in a community of peers through the SE100 network.

3. In addition, the seven award-winners will receive a professionally produced film about their organisation which they can use for promotional purposes, plus a special trophy made by a social enterprise artist. Winners also receive a free ticket to our annual Good Deals & Beyond Good Business conference held in May.

4. The final list and the seven champions will be announced at a celebration event hosted by NatWest on 28 March, 2019. The evening will be free and open to all, with tickets released in January.



Questions about applying can also be sent by email to the team at Pioneers Post via SE100@pioneerspost.com.




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