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Congratulations 2014 SE Award winners
posted on 13th June, 2014

Social Traders has announced the winners of the second annual Social Enterprise Awards. The winners encompass small and big players in the sector, including some social enterprises that are well known and others to watch as they grow.

Social Traders and PwC hosted the 2014 Australian Social Enterprise Awards at a cocktail event in Southbank, Melbourne. Senator The Hon. Mitch Fifield attended and spoke about the importance of social enterprise in complementing the government policy and practice for supporting social services. Senator Fifield then presented the Social Enterprise of The Year Award – Large on behalf of the Australian Government, Department of Social Services.

The 2014 Social Enterprises Awards winners are from across Australia and they generate a broad range of social impact in a variety of community settings. All winners were commended by the judging panel for their strong business models. Winners were judged not only on their impact but their ability to demonstrate leadership in the sector and good governance.

THE 2014 AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS:

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR (SMALL)
Presented by: PwC
PRIZE:
$5,000

SEED Parks and Property Maintenance (SEED PPM) employs previously long-term unemployed people in North Brisbane to deliver commercial landscape maintenance, residential gardening and commercial cleaning services. (QLD)

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR (LARGE)
Presented by: Australian Government, Department of Social Services
PRIZE:
$5,000 

Clean Force Property Services is a commercial contract cleaning service providing employment for people from disadvantaged backgrounds including those with disability and mental illness. The social enterprise is a subsidiary of WISE Employment Ltd. (VIC)

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ONE-TO-WATCH AWARD 
Presented by: Australia Post
PRIZE:
$5,000

The 40K Group delivers training programs to Australian students and corporate organisations to operate more socially minded businesses. Profits from these programs are invested into delivery of education in India. (NSW)

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT AWARD  *NEW IN 2014*
Presented by: City of Melbourne
PRIZE:
Tickets, flights and accommodation to an international conference of your choice

The Integrated Medical Clinic, investment by Social Ventures Australia, Social Traders and cohealth. (VIC)
The Integrated Medical Clinic (TIMC)
is a General Practice and allied health medical clinic owned by North Yarra Community Health (NYCH), a large not-for-profit community health centre based in Collingwood, Victoria. TIMC’s profits will be used to subsidise free and below-cost community health services offered by NYCH.

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SOCIAL INNOVATION AWARD
Presented by: Ian Potter Foundation
PRIZE:
Tickets, flights and accommodation to an international conference of your choice

Thankyou Group (formerly Thankyou Water) was created to fund water, food, health and hygiene projects in developing nations. The Group derive their profits from the sale of bottled water, food and body care products in a range of retailers across Australia. (VIC)

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BUY SOCIAL AWARD
Presented by: Social Traders
Prize:
Respect, love and gratitude

The City of Gold Coast has developed a procurement strategy and implemented new processes to directly deliver social outcomes to their community. The ‘social benefits provider procurement’ and ‘buy-local’ procurement strategies harness the purchasing power of the Council to create hundreds of jobs in the Gold Coast area. (QLD)

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Social Media: #SEAwards

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