Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Local social enterprises named at national awards ceremony

The UK Social Enterprise Awards recognise businesses that give back, enrich communities and make a contribution to society, as well as those who lead them.

The annual awards ceremony is hosted by Social Enterprise UK each November and showcases the work of winners in 13 categories, including Social Enterprise of the Year, Women’s Champion, ‘Buy Social’ Market Builder and One to Watch.

Held in central London, 2017’s event was another truly inspiring and entertaining evening. We are very proud to announce that two Greater Manchester-based social enterprises were presented with ‘highly commended’ awards:

Rose Marley, the CEO of SharpFutures was highly commended in the category of ‘Women in Social Enterprise.

Stretford Public Hall were highly commended in the category of ‘Social Investment Deal of the Year’ for their successful community share offer.

The full 2017 list of winners is available here

To see a directory of Greater Manchester-based social enterprises, along with information and resources aimed at social enterprises in the city region, visit where you can also register your social enterprise on the directory free of charge!