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UMi, in partnership with Social Enterprise Mark, Inspiring Women Changemakers and the School for Social Entrepreneurs, have announced this year’s Social Entrepreneur Index of individuals who are leading the way.

We celebrate the social impact, creativity and innovation of 55 of the UK’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. We have also indicated 19 companies that are “ones to watch” – the judges felt in the coming year these will be entrepreneurs that will be making a significant impact.

The campaign focuses on the entrepreneurs behind the businesses, telling their story and providing inspiration to thousands of others in the process.

We would like to thank our judges for taking the time to read through each nomination and giving us their expert opinions on this year’s Index. This year’s judges are 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.

The UK Social Entrepreneur Index has received the support of eight ambassadors who were selected for being shining examples of how social entrepreneurs can make an impact on a local and international level. They have invested their time to help inspire current and future social entrepreneurs. They are: Lucy Findlay MBE – Social Enterprise Mark; Andrew Bastawrous - Peek Vision; Cameron Saul - BOTTLETOP; Kate Welch - Social Enterprise Acumen CIC; Lucy Buck - Child’s i Foundation; Paul Skidmore - Rising Academies; Rachel Wang - Chocolate Films; and Rosie Ginday - Miss Macaroon.

The full index is now live at



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