Tap Social Movement has been named a finalist at the nation-wide UK Social Enterprise Awards in the ‘Consumer-Facing Social Enterprise of the Year’ category.
The Tap Social Movement from Oxford has earned recognition as a finalist in the ‘Consumer-Facing Social Enterprise of the Year’ category at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, affirming its position as one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful businesses.
Social enterprises are businesses driven by a mission to allocate a significant portion of their profits towards social or environmental causes.
The Tap Social Movement is a craft brewery and hospitality organisation with a mission to train, support, and employ individuals from the prison system and former inmates across its operations, including its Kidlington production brewery and five Oxfordshire hospitality venues.
Despite stiff competition, the Tap Social Movement secured a place on the shortlist for the UK Social Enterprise Awards, which attracted over 400 entries from across the country. These awards recognize excellence and innovation across various criteria within the sector, and the Tap Social Movement is honoured to be a finalist in the ‘Consumer-Facing Social Enterprise of the Year’ category.
Tess Taylor, co-founder and director at Tap Social Movement, expressed gratitude for the nomination, especially considering the significant impact made by numerous social enterprises nationwide. Taylor emphasized the motivation this recognition provides to their entire team and their pride in representing Oxfordshire on the national stage.
The awards ceremony will take place at London’s iconic Roundhouse on Thursday, November 30, where the winners will be revealed. These awards are organized by Social Enterprise UK, the leading membership body for social enterprises. In the UK, there are over 100,000 social enterprises employing around two million people and contributing £60 billion to the national economy each year, all while addressing critical societal and environmental challenges.
Peter Holbrook CBE, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, praised the finalists, calling them pioneers and role models for ethical business practices. He highlighted their ability to generate profits while prioritizing social and environmental concerns, particularly in the face of challenges such as a national cost of living crisis. Holbrook emphasized the need for businesses, both large and small, to adopt new approaches and prioritize the well-being of people and the planet, a principle exemplified by the celebrated social enterprises at the Awards ceremony.