Tap Social Movement Shortlisted for National Award

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Today on the blog, we are delighted to share the news that Oxford-based Tap Social Movement is a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising it as one of the country’s most innovative and impactful businesses. >>

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Social enterprises are mission-led businesses that reinvest or donate most of their profits for a social or environmental purpose. Tap Social Movement is a craft brewery and hospitality organisation that exists to train, support, and employ people from prison and prison leavers across the company, including at its Kidlington production brewery and five Oxfordshire hospitality venues.

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Tap Social Movement beat stiff competition to make the shortlist for the UK Social Enterprise Awards this year, which attracted more than 400 entries from all over the country. Awards recognise sector-leading excellence and innovation across a diverse range of criteria, and Tap Social Movement is a finalist in the ‘Consumer-Facing Social Enterprise of the Year’ category.

Tess Taylor, co-founder and director at Tap Social Movement, said: “We’re incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for such an award, particularly since there are so many other social enterprises making a massive difference across the UK,” says Taylor. “This nomination is so motivating for our entire team, and we’re very pleased to represent Oxfordshire on this national stage.”

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Tap Social Movement will join other finalists and VIP guests at a prestigious awards ceremony in London’s iconic Roundhouse on Thursday, 30 November, when the winners will be revealed.

The Awards are run by Social Enterprise UK, the leading membership body for social enterprises. There are more than 100,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing around two million people and contributing £60bn to the national economy each year – while also tackling some of the biggest challenges facing people and the planet.

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Peter‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌ Holbrook CBE, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, commented: “Our Awards are the ultimate showcase of the impact and excellence of social enterprises. ‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌Those who made the shortlist are a beacon of innovation, optimism and resilience in turbulent times.

“‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌These are trailblazers and standard-setters for better business, making profit but not putting it before people and planet – and they do all this under the same immense pressures as other businesses, with the long-term impacts of Covid and a national cost of living crisis.”  ‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌

“The challenges we face as a society demand new approaches and a shift in how businesses – big and small – act.‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌ Social enterprises celebrated at our Awards are the brightest stars in a brilliant sector, giving us all inspiration and motivation to do business better.” 

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Follow Tap Social Movement to see how they get on in the UK Social Enterprise Awards.

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