Voting is underway for the UK social enterprise awards. CAT scooped the award for the largest Welsh social enterprise award on the 19th of November. The eight winners of the Established Social Enterprise categories have been put forward to win the overall grand prize of Social Enterprise of the Year.
Online voting is now open and the winner will be announced at a gala event in London on 3 December. The voting is open to all to participate! please support CAT and the work we do by voting for us
It’s been an award winning autumn for the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth. Following on from the success of the Green Hero Awards in October, CAT was delighted today to be announced as the winner of the Wales Social Enterprise Award for recognition of its distinctive work with society and the environment. Paul Allen speaking on behalf of CAT said;
“This is a crucial time for the Centre for Alternative Technology in the run up to the UN Climate talks at Copenhagen, where we will be delivering our ZeroCarbonBritain policy to delegates and negotiators. To be short listed at this time for the Best Social Enterprise award in Wales is real recognition that our community supports us all the way to Copenhagen.”
CAT has been working for over thirty fives years to inspire, inform and enable people around the issues of the environment and sustainability. Throughout this time CAT has functioned as a social enterprise, both as the best way to meet client’s needs and to lead the way in new technology and research.
The Social Enterprise Awards are run by The Social Enterprise Coalition, the UK’s national body for the social enterprise movement. Well-known social enterprise examples include: Divine Chocolate, The Big Issue, and Cafédirect, but there are thousands of other successful social enterprises working up and down the country in areas ranging from health and social care to recycling and community transport.
The Awards are sponsored by Partnerships UK, Unity Trust Bank and the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.