Social Enterprise Award Scheme 2017 recognises outstanding social enterprises and friends of social enterprises (with photo)

     The Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung, today (November 8) officiated at the award presentation ceremony of the Social Enterprise Award Scheme 2017 and presented awards to the award-winning local social enterprises (SEs).

     The Award Scheme is co-organised by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee to give recognition to outstanding SEs operating in Hong Kong with the aims of sharing the best practices in the SE sector and promoting SEs' caring culture of "Business for Good" in the community.

     This year, there are two award categories under the scheme. The Outstanding SE Awards commend local SEs with outstanding performance or high popularity. The Friends of SE Awards recognise the efforts of individuals or organisations in supporting SEs so as to encourage cross-sectoral collaboration for promoting the development of SEs.

     The list of awardees of the Social Enterprise Award Scheme 2017 is as follows:

1. Outstanding Social Enterprise Awards

Outstanding Social Enterprise Awards:
Champion               TWGHs iBakery - Bakery and Catering 
                              Social Enterprise
First runner-up        GroundWorks
Second runner-up    Hong Kong TransLingual Services
Meritorious award    Rooftop Republic Urban Farming Co Limited
                               Sharing Kitchen HK

Outstanding Social Impact Award:
Hong Kong TransLingual Services

Outstanding Marketing Award:
TWGHs iBakery - Bakery and Catering Social Enterprise

Outstanding Innovation Award:
Rooftop Republic Urban Farming Co Limited

The Most Popular Social Enterprise:
Home Market

2. Friends of Social Enterprise Awards

Outstanding Partner of Social Enterprise Awards (in alphabetical order):
Acesobee Limited
Aggressive Construction Co Ltd
Azure Elderly Care
China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited
Fullness Social Enterprises Society
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
United Overseas Bank Ltd

Friend of Social Enterprise Awards (in alphabetical order):
AIVR Company Limited
AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited Co Ltd
General Mills Hong Kong Ltd
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
Hopewell Real Estate Agency Limited
Kai Shing Management Services Ltd - Castello
Mr Chan Man-hong
Mr Max Leung Tik-chiu
Ms Pang Yuk-ling
MTR Corporation
Pacific Medical Systems Limited
Sino Estates Management Limited
Sky One Logistics (HK) Limited
SOW (Asia) Foundation Limited
The Chinese University of Hong Kong EMBA Alumni Association
Department of Special Education and Counselling, the Education 
 University of Hong Kong

Ends/Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:40