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Winners of Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018 announced

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  • Social Enterprise Champion - under 26
  • WHAT IS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?

The winners of Scotland's annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise were announced at an awards ceremony in The Scottish Parliament last night.

The winner of Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 is CCI Scotland, Environmental Social Enterprise was awarded to Point and Sandwick Trust and the One to Watch winner is Caledonia Cremation.

Social Enterprise Scotland issued a call for applications earlier in the year, urging Scotland's social enterprises to demonstrate how they're improving our economy and society.

"Congratulations to all the winners of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018. A big thanks to everyone who entered the awards this year, reflecting the diverse range of organisations that are helping build a better economy and a fairer Scotland. Alongside our new Chief Executive we look forward to the further growth and development of Scotland's social enterprise movement."

Shona Sinclair, Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland

Some Highlights from the awards

Highly Commended - Remade in Edinburgh - The Edinburgh Remakery is a community repair hub and second-hand shop run by the social enterprise Remade in Edinburgh. They run workshops and teach different repair techniques and skills around sewing and textiles, IT, phones and computers, and furniture and woodwork. edinburghremakery.org.uk / @EdinRemakery

Social Enterprise Champion - under 26 (Category Sponsors - Firstport and Challenges Worldwide)

Winner - Jordan McPhail (Aspire Community Solutions)
Jordan McPhail is Managing Director and founder of Aspire Community Solutions - a social enterprise who deliver construction, landscaping and cleaning services to the public and private sector.

Highly Commended - Callum MacKinnon (bOunceT: innovative Occupational Therapy)
Callum MacKinnon set up bOunceT (formerly Forth Valley Rebound Therapy Service CIC) in 2016 at just 23 years of age and whilst still at GCU working towards an Occupational Therapist degree.

Callum MacKinnon of bouceT has been a key ally for Bridge 2 Business, his hard work and dedication has inspired many college students across Scotland when he has spoken and taken part in workshops and Q&As at Bridge 2 Business "Get Inspired" events.

Callum McKinnon of BounceT, Alison Wood of Lillypads and Matthew Carter of Colour Academy addresses student questions at a Bridge 2 Business event at Edinburgh College in September 2018Young Enteprise Scotland

Social Enterprise Champion - under 26

In celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, this special under 26 award specifically recognises the young leaders in Scotland's social enterprise community.

Lily Asch
Callum MacKinnon
Jordan McPhail
Iman Mouloudi
Alison Wood

WHAT IS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES ARE INNOVATIVE, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES THAT EXIST TO DELIVER A SPECIFIC SOCIAL AND/OR ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION. ALL THEIR PROFITS GO TOWARDS THEIR MISSION. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IS A DYNAMIC, ETHICAL AND MORE SUSTAINABLE WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.

Find out more about social enterprise by visitingSocial Enterprise Scotland.

If you are a student or recent graduate of a Scottish college and you have an idea for a social enterprise then your local Bridge 2 Business Programme Executive can support you to get your idea off the ground and make a real difference in your community. Get in touch today!