We would like to extend a big thank you to our amazing judges who have given up their time to read through all of our entries in detail and select which fantastic social entrepreneurs will make up the 2020 Social Entrepreneur Index

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Arabela Silva

My super skill is problem solving. I don't believe anything is impossible to achieve, just haven't found a way to do it yet!


I’m passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives, and particularly interested in the causes and solutions to tackle social inequality and develop moral leadership.


I believe we can, and should, be using more technology for good, looking primarily at social, environmental and sustainability targets.

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Josie Armitage

I have spent the last three and a half years working for myself, providing a bid/grant funding service to training providers, charities, community organisations and social enterprises.  


This includes sourcing funding, co-ordinating and writing funding applications, providing advice and support including producing fundraising plans and providing training to write bids.  


Funding applications for training providers include tenders for government and related skills agencies, local councils and ESF.  For charities, community organisations and social enterprises, this is a mixture of grant funding applications to trust and foundations, as well as linking people and organisations to work together.


Kat Luckock

Kat Luckock is the Social Entrepreneur Coach helping organisations measure and communicate their social and environmental impact better, so they can attract more of their target customers, in turn delivering more of their social aims through generating more income.


Kat starting leading organisations and innovative projects at the age of 23. She has worked in the third and private sector.


In 2013 she set up the award winning Solutions for the Planet with her friend, and teaches others how to grow their business by selling to corporates.

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Kate Welch

Kate Welch is a passionate and inspiring social entrepreneur with a track record in employment and enterprise activities in regeneration areas, a catalyst for partnership working, and community involvement.


Kate is recognised at a regional and national level as an excellent provider and leader of social and economic support services, combined with a reputation for innovative work in supporting social enterprises and developing the sector.


It was in recognition of this contribution that Kate was awarded an OBE in the 2008 New Years Honours for services to Social Enterprise in North East England and a Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in April 2016. ​


Kate is currently CEO and Founder at Social Enterprise Acumen and Acumen Community Buildings. She is also on the board of ACEVO, Durham Diocese and Church Urban Fund Joint Venture, and Acumen Community Development Trust.


Louise Graham

Impact mentor and coach for conscious changemakers, social entrepreneur and award-winning marketeer.


Louise works with conscious changemakers to help them breakthrough to make more impact using her unique 90min Breakthrough model which focuses on three pillars of Mission, Message and Momentum to help changemakers turn challenges into opportunities and dreams into decisions.


In 2019, Louise founded The Glasgow Basket Brigade CIC a not for profit community philanthropy project which aims to make and deliver Christmas food baskets so that individuals & families in need can enjoy an at-home Christmas dinner.


Louise is also a podcast host for the soon to be launched podcast, "Humanity Meets" which features life-path stories and the personal philosophies of changemakers who are leaving a positive signature on the world.


Visit www.louisegraham.me to learn more.

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Rachel Fell

Rachel works at the Social Enterprise Mark CIC – which offers accreditation to social enterprises.


She has always had a passion to act in a socially responsible way,  leading her to work not only for a social enterprise, but for a  supporter of this sector.


Her role at the company has meant that she has been able to learn from, and work with all kinds of social enterprises, witnessing all the great things that they can achieve.


Prior to this role, Rachel worked in various customer facing roles and in her spare time likes to volunteer, most recently supporting the homeless on ‘soup runs’.