Selnet have gained national recognition for the achievements of our company and team. We are continually working to shine a spotlight on the work of our sector and to raise the profile of social enterprise in Lancashire. Here is a summary of our awards and accreditations:
Selnet: Finalist in national Social Enterprise Awards 2021
Selnet named a finalist in The Education, Training & Jobs category of prestigious national Awards, recognising businesses which are transforming society. Since 2007 Selnet have been supporting social enterprises across Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen to start-up, connect, develop and grow. By developing and managing projects like Building Better Opportunities, Selnet lead programmes so social enterprises can secure revenue through their specialism; all to deliver contracts that transform lives.
Selnet: UK Social Enterprise Top 100 Index
For the third consecutive year, Selnet is ranked in the top 100 UK social enterprises at the NatWest SE100 Awards recognition the support secured and services successfully continued in response to the impacts of Covid-19. This award is a testament to the dedicated and passionate team at Selnet, working hard on behalf of our members and for Lancashire residents.
Investors in People accreditation renewed for 3 years
We’re delighted to have been awarded ‘Investors in People’ accreditation for a further 3 years, until the end of 2023. This recognises the open, trusting and effective team working within Selnet, where all members share, and work towards, the same vision & purpose.
Selnet: UK Social Enterprise Top 100 Index
For the second consecutive year, Selnet is ranked in the top 100 UK social enterprises at the NatWest SE100 Awards after securing £5.5M extensions to 3 Building Better Opportunities projects, delivering the Building for Sustainability Leadership programme, securing the Two/Zero social enterprise scale up project, the success of the Enterprise in Society Awards and continuation of Lancashire’s crisis support (furniture) service.
Investors in People accreditation renewed
Selnet have held the IIP Standard for over 9 years and was most recently reaccredited in 2019.
Liz Tapner: Women in Social Enterprise WISE100
Selnet CEO Liz was named in the WISE100 having been nominated in the ‘Social Business Leader of the Year’ category. This recognition reflects overall qualities as well as successes during the past year. It follows a string of high-profile awards including the UK’s most influential Woman in Social Enterprise at the Social Enterprise UK Awards in 2018 and recognition as a Northern Power Woman 2019.
Selnet’s Partnership Manager Donna was named in the UK’s top 100 Women in Social Enterprise ‘WISE100’, recognising her role as Selnet’s own Anchor-woman, keeping things moving often behind the scenes, getting things done!
Selnet is ranked in the top 100 UK social enterprises at the NatWest SE100 Awards and were shortlisted under the ‘Growth’ category, after securing 3 Building Better Opportunities projects, NatWest Skills and Opportunities funding and continuation Lancashire’s crisis support (furniture) service the previous year.
Liz is ranked as one of the Top 100 ‘Northern Power Women’ at the Northern Power Women Awards, which showcases role models and celebrates the many different ways women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.
Being recognised in the Top 100 Northern Power Women from all sectors and industries reflects Liz’s impact in representing our sector and securing opportunities for conversations, contracts, and collaborations. Selnet was established to support the social enterprise sector across Lancashire;
Social Enterprise UK’s national awards shines a spotlight on the leading lights of the social enterprise community, recognising the outstanding achievements of businesses which trade for a social purpose.
Liz was awarded the ‘Women in Social Enterprise’ award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2018, recognising her as the UK’s most influential woman in social enterprise.
Liz was awarded one of the Social Enterprise UK’s first Honorary Fellowships which recognises those who have contributed to creating such a diverse, thriving and truly impactful social enterprise community and continue to drive the sector forward.