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Social Business of the Year

St Helens Borough Social Business of the Year award

Social Business of the Year is sponsored by Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action, an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the boroughs of St Helens and Halton.

This award recognises socially purposed businesses and enterprises that are able to clearly demonstrate, evidence and communicate their social impact with their stakeholders.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of your community impact in line with objectives and vision.
  • Excellent measurement and reporting processes.
  • Use of varied evidence types, such as (but not limited to) interviews, focus groups and surveys.
  • Stakeholder engagement, including communication of their impact in creative ways to maximise awareness.
  • Effective evaluation and process review mechanisms, including evidence of incorporating such findings into future operations.

For the purposes of this awards category, a 'Social Business' or 'Enterprise' is defined as a business which:

  • Has a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its Governing document.
  • Is an independent business which earns income through trading.
  • Is controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission.
  • Either reinvests or gives away profits or surpluses to further its social purpose.
  • Is transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.

The closing date for entries was 5pm on 19th July 2021. Shortlists will be announced after 19th August 2021.

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