SEYH Awards

SEYH Awards 2023

Launch of 2023 SEYH Awards

We are delighted to announce the launch of our annual SEYH Awards.  Applications are now open and the event will be taking place on the evening of the 7th March 2024 at The Hospitium in York. The awards are sponsored by Refurnish.  

This year we have an amazing 8 awards that are open to social enterprises across the Yorkshire and Humber Area.  These are:-

  • Small Social Enterprise of the Year (turnover under £200,000 per annum) – sponsored by Refurnish
  • Large Social Enterprise of the Year (turnover over £200,000 per annum) –  sponsored by Wrigleys
  • Social Investment Award – sponsored by Big Society Capital
  • Social Impact Award – sponsored by Key Fund
  • Start Up Award – sponsor TBA 
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award – sponsored by University of York/Enterprise Works 
  • Innovative Use of Technology Award – sponsored by ESP Projects
  • Environmental Award – sponsored by Utility Aid

Deadline for entries is 5PM FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2023.  Due to timescales this is the only extension of the date and it will not be changed.

We recommend that you read our Awards Guidelines document that you can download here.

You can complete an awards application form here.

    2022 Awards

    Can’t wait for the 2023 awards? Wet your appitite by having a look at how amazing the 2022 awards were.

      2019 Awards

      Start Up Award

      This award is open to social enterprises which have been operating for less than two years as of December 2019, and which have a plan to develop their business with a clear vision and growth model.

      The Shortlist

      Winner – Eden’s Forest CIC

      Good Organisation (Social Ventures) CIC

      Learnest CIC

      Award Sponsor

      Social Entrepreneur of the Year

      This award is open to individuals working within a social enterprise.

      The Shortlist

      Liza Kellett

      Lisa Hilder

      Winner – Ali Ward

      Award Sponsor

      The Social Investment Award

      This award is for social enterprises who have been successful in securing funds to advance their social mission.

      The Shortlist

      Winner – Calder Valley Commmunity Land Trust

      Headingley Development Trust

      Mayfield Trust

      Award Sponsor

      The Social Impact Award  

      This award is open to social enterprises that are able to clearly demonstrate, evidence and communicate their social impact with their stakeholders.

      The Shortlist

      Winner – Community Shop

      Leeds Wood Recycling

      Proper Job

      Award Sponsor

      Social Enterprise of the Year Award

      The award recognises organisations who have demonstrated an outstanding track record of delivery, growth and innovation.

      The Shortlist

      Winner – Aspire CBS

      Community Shop


      Award Sponsor

      The Tech for Good Award

      This award is open to social enterprises which have been trading for two years or more, and which use technology to deliver products or services in line with their social / environmental mission.

      The Shortlist


      Winner – Bright Box Makerspace

      Award Sponsor

      Environmental Social Enterprise Award

      This award is open to social enterprises operating in the environmental sector for more than 2 years.

      The Shortlist

      Winner – FareShare Yorkshire

      REACH Homes

      River Stewardship Company

      Award Sponsor