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CHCP named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards

05 September, 2023

City Health Care Partnership CIC named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising businesses that are changing the world.

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) has been shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Award, recognising it as one of the leading social enterprises in the country. This year, with 226 organisations putting in more than 400 entries across the 15 categories – it was an extremely competitive shortlist, and we are incredibly proud of this achievement!

CHCP, based in Hull but providing services across the East Riding of Yorkshire, St Helens, Liverpool and Knowsley is a finalist in the Public Services Social Enterprise of the Year category. A leading health and care provider, CHCP was formed in 2010 as a co-owned public service mutual, providing services from public health, rehabilitation, community nursing, GP practices and specialist palliative care. In the last year it has had over 2 million patient contacts; 96% of people using its services said their overall experience was either very good or good.

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £60bn to the UK economy, each one being set up to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to climate change.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprises, recognise the nation’s most pioneering social enterprises.  CHCP will be joining other shortlisted organisations at the prestigious awards ceremony held at the Roundhouse in London on Thursday 30 November.

Commenting on being shortlisted, CHCP’s Group Chief Executive Andrew Burnell said, “As a health and care provider, being a social enterprise means that we can reinvest into our services, our communities and our colleagues. We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this category and hope we can help to grow understanding of how social businesses are working to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the country.”

The full list of nominees for the UK Social Enterprise 2023 Awards can be found at
UK Social Enterprise Awards 2023 - The Shortlist | Social Enterprise UK



About City Health Care Partnership CIC

  • City Health Care Partnership CIC is an independent ‘for better profit’ and co-owned Community Interest Company responsible for providing local health and care services. Registered in England No: 06273905
  • We provide over 50 diverse services in community settings, including Palliative Care, District Nursing, TB Clinics, Sexual Health, Dentistry, Public Health, GP Practices, Urgent Care, Eating Disorders and Psychological Wellbeing to name but a few and employ over 2,000 people
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About social enterprises

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose that reinvest or donate over half their profits to further this social or environmental mission. They are an increasingly important part of the UK economy contributing £60 billion and employing 2 million people. Estimates are there are 100,000 in the UK. Research carried out by Social Enterprise UK, the membership body for the sector, shows they are outperforming traditional businesses when it comes to start-up rates, turnover growth and innovation. They are also ahead of the pack when it comes to workforce diversity and pay.


About Social Enterprise UK

Together with our members we are the voice for social enterprise in the UK. We build markets, undertake research, provide information and tools, share knowledge, raise awareness and campaign to create a business environment where social enterprises thrive.  Our members range from local grass-roots organisations to multi-million-pound businesses.