This award celebrates the work and achievements of people and organisations in the Stroud and the Five Valleys area. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits. The Judges are looking for the business men and women who are turning capitalism on its head, running the businesses that most benefit society, communities and workers.
- Briefly outline the Social Enterprise and the products/services it provides
- What are the organisation’s business and social goals?
- How has the business model evolved since it began?
- How has the income generated been used to support social goals?
- Particular Achievements over the last 12 months/any other matters of significance