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Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards 2017 – Guest Information

Dear Members and Social Enterprise Friends

The event of the Lancashire Social Enterprise calendar is coming! Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards 2017, taking place this year on Friday 28th April at Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Club in Langho, Blackburn.

We are busy planning a suitably glittering, elegant and fun evening for you all so we can let our hair down and really celebrate your achievements in style.

Join Us

At the fabulous Mytton Fold Hotel in Ribble Valley
Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf C​lub, Whalley Road, Langho BB6 8AB


on April 28th April

It’s going to be a great, fun and inspiring evening for our sector, a chance to meet friends old and new and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.


Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for our 2017 Enterprise in Society Awards

Enabling Ability Award
sponsored by
Media Village

In Di Go
Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd
Willow Garden Project
Wonderful Things

Environmental Champion of the Year
sponsored by
Recycling Lives

Emmaus North West with Furniture Matters
Urban Organic (UK) CIC
Willow Garden Project

Excellence in Training or Mentoring
sponsored by
Periscope Productions

Advocacy Focus
Best at Solutions CIC

Lancashire Equalities

Most Effective Collaboration
sponsored by
Bootstrap Enterprises

Castle Supported Living and Access Ability CIC
Food Redistribution Centre – run by Recycling Lives in partnership with FareShare
The Sewing Rooms
UR Potential & Strawberry Fields Training CIC

Small Social Enterprise of the Year
sponsored by
Unity Trust Bank

Dig In North West cic
Preston Vocational Centre
SEED / Breathe Therapies
Strawberry Fields Training
Wonderful Things

Social Enterprise of the Year
sponsored by
HR Savvy

Age Concern Central Lancashire

Castle Supported Living
In Di Go
Urban Organic (UK) CIC
UR Potential
Reachout Darwen

Start-up Social Enterprise of the Year
sponsored by
The Sewing Rooms

Podio Magazine
SHAPE Lancashire
Spring into Phab
The Dog Inn

Volunteer of the Year

Dorothy Vose (Age Concern CL)
Jackie Leeming (n-compass)
Wonderful Things Youth Volunteer Team

Lancashire’s Social Enterprise Champion 2017
sponsored by
First Ark

Alistair Clarke (Tick the Publicity Box)
Deborah Terras (UR Potential)
Peter Green (Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd)

Our Sponsors

Selnet are thrilled to have the First Ark group as headline sponsors of the 2017 Enterprise in Society Awards. Showing their commitment to our sector in Lancashire and supporting our vibrant network of social businesses and the amazing work they do in Lancashire’s communities.


“We are keen to encourage the growth of a strong social economy in Lancashire. Working with Selnet allows the First Ark Group to recognise how we can best provide support and appropriate mechanisms to deliver growth and social impact within the sector.” Tony Cahill, First Ark


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Selnet Recruitment – Project Lead Officer

Selnet are looking to recruit a Project Lead Officer to help to deliver the Building Better Opportunities projects which aim to support people back into employment. This role will work across three BBO projects, overseeing the work of a broad range of delivery partners. This role requires a good project manager with great interpersonal skills and the ability to encourage outstanding performance from partners.

The post holder will work alongside Selnet’s CEO and the existing project team to oversee the work of our portfolio of delivery partners. For more information on Building Better Opportunities see – http://selnet-uk.com/bbo/

  • The post is full time (37 hours) and the salary is £27,081.
  • The application pack can be accessed below or by calling 01772 200690. Your application will be assessed against the Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 4th May 2017. The post will commence on the successful candidate’s earliest available date.

*Please note CV’s will not be accepted*    *Strictly no recruitment agencies*


All applications should be emailed to donna@selnet-uk.com under the subject heading “BBO Project Lead Officer– application”. Alternatively post to Selnet Ltd. Unit F28, PTMC, Marsh Lane, Preston PR1 8UQ. 


 Application Pack

SELNET Application for Employment

BBO Project Lead Officer – Job Specification (pdf)

BBO Project Lead Officer – Job Description (pdf)



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Building Better Opportunities Lancashire

Building Better Opportunities is a new national programme from The Big Lottery Fund who is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Selnet is leading a partnership of over 60 Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations to deliver three new projects across Lancashire.

Each project will work with people who are currently not working and would like a job, but have all sorts of things stopping them. Click on the project pages below to see if one our projects could help you or someone you know?


Selnet’s Role

Since September 2015 the Selnet team have been working to form partnerships and bid under these opportunities. We have been successful in securing three new projects and delivery of the first two began in August 2016 in partnership with over 60 Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise partners. We have just received news that the third project bid, Changing Futures has also been successful and delivery is planned to start in February 2017.


Click on the buttons below to find out more about each project. (takes you to project page)









More Information on European Funding in Lancashire

The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme provides funds to help local areas stimulate growth. The funds support investment in innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs.

A single ESIF Growth Programme has been set up to combine three separate European Funds. The Growth Programme provides funding to help projects in England that create jobs and economic growth.

For more information:



Lancashire LEP developed arrangements to ‘opt-in’ to the Big Lottery Fund to enable Lancashire to build a strong foundation for social inclusion programmes. This resulted in a £12.5m project for Lancashire in Building Better Opportunities joint funded by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund that will encompass 5 Lancashire projects

Further info:





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This trade directory aims to showcase the range of services on offer from Selnet members, categorised into their specialist areas. We hope that it will help you to engage easier with individual organisations.

You may for example be, a procurement officer for a local authority looking to take the lead in engaging with the Third Sector or perhaps, a fellow Social Enterprise seeking a partner to form a consortium that will enable your to bid for a larger project. Either way, you should find all the information you require in this directory.


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Business Accommodation

Business & Legal Services


Community Support & Centres

Community Transport

Creative, Media & IT

Design & Print

Employability, Education & Training

Enterprise Support

Environmental & Recycling

Financial Services

Health & Social Care


Housing Associations

Retail & Manufacturing