As UMi opens nominations for the 2020 Social Entrepreneur Index, the company celebrated its work over the last few years in helping to support community-based businesses to the tune of £38m in grants.
UMi celebrates £38 million awarded to social enterprises
UMi is just completing a four year programme working with Power to Change. The company’s focus is now on identifying exciting new social entrepreneurs across the country for this year’s Social Entrepreneur Index. Now in its second year, the Index is a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes. Its aim is to give recognition of their amazing talents and achievements, whilst also acting as a benchmark for good practice to inspire the next generation.
Nicki Clark, Chief Executive of UMi, explained:
“For over a decade, UMi has been celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship across the UK. Making a difference as a result of being a great business is how we do things at UMi. You don’t have to be a formal social enterprise or community business to do that, and we are seeing others taking a similar view.
“We know many trailblazing social entrepreneurs don’t often find time to reflect on their success, so we wanted to offer the opportunity to celebrate while gaining additional exposure for their work, as well as further connections and support.”
The UMi Social Entrepreneur Index focuses on the businesspeople who go further to make the world a better place. It gives them a platform to tell their story and to provide inspiration to thousands of others in the process.
Eligible social entrepreneurs can work in any field and be tackling a social or environmental issue, locally or internationally. To find out more and nominate a social entrepreneur, go to https://www.socialentsindex.co.uk/. Nominations close 31 March 2020.