Congratulations to those organisations and individuals who have been shortlisted for this year's UK Social Enterprise Awards! Once again we had an incredible response to the Awards with so many fantastic applications. The quantity and quality of work being done across the UK is hugely inspiring and a real testament to the strength of social enterprise in this country.

Please see below for those who have been shortlisted for 2017. Winners from certain categories from the Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh awards will be added to this list once announced: see our partners' websites Social Enterprise Northern Ireland, Social Enterprise Scotland and Wales Co-operative Centre for more.

Category 1 - UK Social Enterprise of the Year (Sponsored by NatWest)

Category 2 - One to Watch (Sponsored by GLL)

Category 3 - Prove It: Social Impact (Sponsored by PwC)

Category 4 - ’Buy Social’ - Market Builder (Sponsored by Here)

Category 5 - Social Investment Deal of the Year (Sponsored by Big Society Capital)

Category 6 - Health & Social Care Social Enterprise (Sponsored by Cordant Group)

Category 7 - Consumer Facing Social Enterprise (Sponsored by the Co-op)

Category 8 - Education, Training & Jobs Social Enterprise (Sponsored by Wates)

Category 9 - Environmental Social Enterprise (Sponsored by Landmarc)

Category 10 - Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise (Sponsored by Nominet Trust)

Category 11 - Women in Social Enterprise (Sponsored by Santander)

Category 12 - International Impact (Sponsored by the British Council)

Category 13 - Transformative Community Business (Sponsored by Power to Change)

The 2017 Awards sponsors are: