Birmingham Enterprise Community has been named in this year’s edition of the Social Entrepreneurs Index which is a list celebrating some of the top social enterprises from across the UK. The list is created by UMi, in partnership with Social Enterprise Mark, Inspiring Women Changemakers and the School for Social Entrepreneurs and is judged by experts from across the social enterprise sector. This year’s judges were Rachel Fell – Social Enterprise Mark; Kate Welch – Social Enterprise Acumen; Kat Luckock – Social Entrepreneur Coach; Josie Armitage – Josie Armitage Associates; Louise Graham – Impact Mentor and Coach; and Arabela Silva – Inspiring Women Changemakers. Judges were tasked with finding 55 of the UK’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs who demonstrate strong social impact, creativity and innovation.

UMi’s Chief Executive, Nicki Clark, explained: “Over many years, UMi has been celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship across the UK. As part of this focus, the UK Social Entrepreneur Index is a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes who we hope will also act as beacons of inspiration for others to encompass positive social impact. We’ve been delighted with the response and quality of entries and in it’s second year we have doubled the Index and the entrepreneurs recognised.”

Setting BEC up as a social enterprise was important to the founding team as a way to create a clear and strong tie to the impact that it has always endeavored to create as well as a true commitment to the community that it was created to serve. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported BEC along the way including our programme mentors, partners, workshop facilitators, friends and of course the awesome entrepreneurs and startups that make up our very special community. Without you all we would not be able to create this impact!

You can find the list of 55 businesses included in the #SocEntsIndex here:
https://www.socialentsindex.co.uk/the-index