S4TP is a UK Social Enterprise Awards Finalist!

Solutions for the Planet has been named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising businesses which are changing the world.

We have some very exciting news!  Solutions for the Planet has been shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising it as one of the leading social enterprises in the country.

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £60bn to the UK economy, each one being set up to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to climate change.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprises, recognise the nation’s most pioneering social enterprises.  S4TP will be joining other shortlisted organisations at the prestigious awards ceremony held at London’s iconic Guildhall on 4 December.

Previous winners have included a coffee company set up to create jobs for people who are homeless, an employee owned community health care provider and a company set up to tackle funeral poverty.

Commenting on being shortlisted, Jen Baughan, CEO of S4TP, said:

“Being shortlisted for the Social Enterprise UK Awards this year is an incredible achievement for Solutions for the Planet.  From participant feedback, we are confident that our Big Ideas programme is an inspiring, engaging and educational experience for businesses, communities, teachers and of course our young people. Making the shortlist in the Education, Training and Jobs category is public recognition of this.  The scope of our annual enterprise competition is broad, allowing participants to work on sustainability projects that really matter to them, engaging their creativity, passion, and determination to make a difference in the world. We are very excited to be part of this incredible shortlist and look forward to celebrating with all of our partners whatever the final outcome may be!”

Commenting on the Awards, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK Peter Holbrook said:

“Every year the standards of applications for the UK Social Enterprise Awards gets higher and higher. At a time when public confidence in business is at a low and when we are facing crises both political and environmental – this year’s shortlist shows how business can be used to build a better world.”

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The full list of finalists can be found here: