We’re delighted that we are aspire has once again been recognised as one of the top 100 social enterprises in the UK, featuring in this year’s Natwest SE100 Index.
The index represents the ‘top 100’ social enterprises based on a variety of criteria. It celebrates the growth, impact, leadership and resilience of social ventures in the UK – naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year.
The SE100 Index is produced by Pioneers Post, the leading social enterprise magazine, in partnership with NatWest.
Simon Jacobs, chief administration officer at RBS/NatWest, said: “We are once again proud to support the NatWest SE100, recognising and celebrating the most inspiring social businesses in the UK, all of whom, in various ways, support the communities in which we live and work.”
Neil McLean, CEO of the Social Enterprise Academy and one of the external judges, said: “In an era marked by the continual withdrawal of public resources and the need for greater international collaboration to tackle global issues, to learn of these initiatives being led by entrepreneurial leaders in social enterprise is inspiring and brings a much-needed optimism for the future. It has been an absolute privilege and a pleasure to be a part of the panel judging the 2019 SE100 awards. The entries are testament to the principle that it is not just possible for both social and business”