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Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards 2021 – Event Info

The final countdown is on!

The Selnet team are so excited about the Lancashire Social Enterprise awards 2021.

The awards are being hand made, the judging panel is meeting and we’re putting the finishing touches to the night.

Social enterprises across Lancashire have gone above and beyond expectations in the past 18 months, helping people in crisis and keeping lives together. They deserve recognition and we can’t wait to hear the stories and meet the social enterprises in person…finally!

The event takes place at the wonderful Crow Wood hotel on December 2nd and we’ve got some amazing entertainment lined up for you.


Guest Information


Crow Wood Hotel & Spa, Holme Road, Burnley. BB12 0RT

The Crow Wood Hotel in Burnley is located just off junction 11 of the M65 making it easily accessible from Blackburn, Accrington, Nelson and Colne.

From the M65 Motorway Eastbound

  • Crow Wood Hotel is situated just off junction 11 of M65. However, there is no junction 11 exit when travelling eastbound.
  • Therefore, we recommend that you exit M65 at junction 12 eastbound and then travel westbound to exit at junction 11.
  • Leave the motorway at Junction 12, signposted Nelson & Brierfield
  • Take the 4th exit off the roundabout onto M65 Westbound
  • Leave the motorway at Junction 11, signposted Burnley
  • Take 3rd exit onto Royle Lane, signposted for Crow Wood and The Woodland Spa

From the M65 Motorway Westbound

  • Leave the motorway at Junction 11, signposted Burnley.
  • Take 3rd exit onto Royle Lane, signposted for Crow Wood and The Woodland Spa

The map is clickable and will connect you to Google maps


Order of Events

Estimated timings for the evening, they are subject to change however we will try to keep to the programme:

6.30 – 7pm – Guest Arrival

7.20pm – Dinner Call & Service

9.45pm – Awards Ceremony

10.45pm – Entertainment

12.00am – Event close


Dress Code

Dress code is smart & party wear, for a better idea of what guests wore at previous awards ceremonies see our photo gallery.


Health and Safety

We will be complying with all Covid-19 restrictions and guidance surrounding gatherings at the date of our event to ensure we are maximising safety and peace of mind for everyone joining us. Please see our Guest Information page for full details.


The Selnet Awards 2021 Sponsors

On behalf of all our members, Selnet Directors would like to thank the following organisations for supporting the Social Enterprise in Society Awards 2021!


One of these phenomenal 28 organisations will be awarded the judges’ choice category, Lancashire’s Social Enterprise of the Year 2021!

The very best of luck to all our nominees!

Start-up Social Enterprise of the Year

Beanstalk Business Support CIC
Growing Resilience CIC
We Be Kids


Small Social Enterprise of the Year

Barks & Recreation
Brew Me Sunshine
Divine Days Community Arts
Let’s Grow Preston
SHAPE Lancashire


Large Social Enterprise of the Year 

Child Action Northwest
Calico Enterprise Ltd – Furniture Matters
Lancashire Women
Recycling Lives Social Enterprise
Travel Assist


Covid Hero Award

@TheGrange Community Centre
New Era Enterprises Ltd
The Sewing Rooms


Work or Training Social Enterprise of the Year

AFC Fylde Community Foundation
Brew Me Sunshine
Calico Enterprise Ltd
Child Action Northwest
Recycling Lives Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise Solutions


Employee of the Year

Carl Simms,  Child Action Northwest
Jez Palmer,
Natalie Hall,
Vicky Hutchinson,  Lancashire Women
Julie Smith, 
SHAPE Lancashire
Craig Kirby, 
The Sewing Rooms


Striving for Equality

Child Action Northwest
Equalities and Justice Northwest Ltd
UR Potential


Environmental Champion of the Year

Calico Enterprise Ltd – Furniture Matters
Let’s Grow Preston
Recycling Lives Social Enterprise


Volunteer of the Year

Jaymie Armstrong,  Brew Me Sunshine
Katy Smith, 
Child Action Northwest
Krysti-Ann Monroe,
 Lancashire Women
Yasmin Shakir, 
Jessica Marina Bridge, 
Renaissance UK
Tina Calderbank, 
SHAPE Lancashire
Beryl Lymer, 
Spring into Action
Donna Hannigan, 
UR Potential


Lancashire’s Social Enterprise Champion 2021

Annie Wynn,  Let’s Grow Preston
Dave Scholes, 
Tony Carr, 
Social Enterprise Solutions
Linda Markey, 
UR Potential


We can’t wait to celebrate with you on the night!




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Welcome to DR!VE

DR!VE is an ambitious plan to support more than 200 new-start and existing businesses to grow in Lancashire over the next two years.

The Social Enterprise Lancashire Network, Selnet, is heading the partnership of qualified business advisors that can turn good business plans into business for good.

We’re here to help get business moving in Lancashire.

How can we help?

A friendly and approachable advisor will spend up to two days supporting you and your team to increase the chances of your business thriving and surviving.

That could include explaining the basics of business if you’ve decided to work for yourself for the first time, perhaps linking you with potential partners or helping with market research so that an existing business can grow or advise on moving premises and taking on more staff.  Alternatively, you may need to consider changes to your products and services in the post-Covid world.

In addition, Selnet will be arranging a series of masterclasses with expert speakers to guide participants through common business hurdles such as finance, administration and marketing/social media.

The support is bespoke to your organisation and at no cost to you as it is funded by the European Regional Development Fund with support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

For more information, call Nina Cowell at Selnet on 01772 200690 or email nina@selnet-uk.com


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