Social Enterprise UK held their annual awards ceremony last week on Thursday 23rd November at the Royal Horticultural Society.
Alongside an array of excellent social enterprises, we were delighted to see that two Greater Manchester based social enterprises were ‘highly commended’.
Stretford Public Hall was highly commended in the Social Investment Deal of the Year category. SEUK wrote: “Friends of Stretford Public Hall was formed in 2014 to take on the ownership and running of Stretford Public Hall for the benefit of the community. It is a charitable community benefit society that is democratically run by its members on a one member one-vote basis. They have exclusively charitable objects and a charitable asset lock, preventing members from making a capital gain by selling or closing the business for a profit, so the Hall will never fall into private ownership.”
Rose Marley, Director of Sharp Futures was highly commended in the Women in Social Enterprise category. SEUK wrote: “SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports young people into employment in the creative digital sector. By offering a range of interventions including apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering, SharpFutures nurture the transition into work, whilst responding to the fluctuating needs of creative digital businesses. They SEED ideas through services for education, NURTURE the best talent through employment opportunities and real work experience, and GROW through the sale of their business products and services.”
We would like to congratulate Stretford Public Hall, Rose Marley and Sharp Futures for their achievement, for the great work they do and for their impressive contribution to the Greater Manchester social enterprise movement.
See details of the awards here: https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/winners-of-the-2017-social-enterprise-awards