Awards

Now through SOCIALBOX.BIZ Social Enterprise our award winning team is continuing to do the good work maximizing the benefits to our society.

Some more detail on the Awards, Commendations and Nominations that our team received:

2017

October 2017 – Social Entrepreneur of the Year – 2017 international impact awards. Social Enterprises are organisations led by visionary social entrepreneurs. The public were given an opportunity to nominate and vote for their favourite social enterprises that they felt are making most impact.

June 2017 – Socialbox.biz was nominated for the ‘Best Use of Tech in Digital Economy’ award at the 2017 UK Tech Awards, sponsored and supported by PwC and the London Stock Exchange. The awards celebrate success and technology as it relates to the development of economies and communities today. We simply can not thing of a better way to use tech than to impact lives of those who needs it the most.

May 2017 Tech CEO of the Year at the 2017 UK Tech Awards. Perhaps the best nomination thus far this year, Socialbox.biz’s founder, Peter Paduh, was nominated as the Tech CEO of the Year at the 2017 UK Tech Awards. As a former child refugee himself who came to the U.K. looking for a better future, Peter’s success story is one that would not be possible without access to the Internet. An inspiration to all displaced peoples today, Peter is leading the charge for what is truly possible through social entrepreneurialism.

March 2017 – Nominated for The Young Business of the Year at 2017 The British Small Business Awards.  The British Small Business Awards is the celebration of the UK’s small business sector, recognising the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies – as well as the services providers and advisers that support them.

March 2017 – Nominated for PwC 2017 Business Awards – Congratulations! Your company, socialbox.biz trading enterprises ltd, has been nominated for an award.  You have been nominated for the following award(s):  Technology Innovation of the Year Award.

The Awards recognise achievements and the important contribution that entrepreneurs and businesses make to the UK economy which is now in its seventh year and is considered a huge success in raising the profile of participating business.

2016

Startup of the year showcase | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian Newspaper 
2015 -2016 competition entry: SocialBox.biz. In their own words: ‘As a social enterprise, our main concern is the social impact of what we do’

May 2016 – Businesses of Distinction 2016 award winner – AI Media award is a way of identifying and recognising outstanding firms. AI team has researched firms across the world to find the most deserving and their work has led them to crown SocialBox.biz Trading Enterprises Limited as one of our Businesses of Distinction.

01 April 2016 – UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO.GOV.UK) enters SOCIALBOX as a registered trade mark into its register with registration until 08 January 2026.

21 January 2016 – Cision GBR (@CisionGB) Tweeted: Cision are proud to be working with @SocialBoxBiz – a great social venture helping disadvantaged young people

2015 – 2016

SOCIALBOX.BIZ   November 2015, Paul Buchanan, Executive Director, Business in The Community a HRH Prince of Wales charity wrote to our founder: ”It’s good to see you still blazing a trail on this important area”.

SOCIALBOX.BIZ  As a Social Venture and Social Enterprise Joins SOCIAL ENTERPRISE UK National body for Social Enterprise – Business with a social or environmental mission.

SOCIALBOX.BIZ Awarded DROPBOX for BUSINESS Partner Status enabling us to provide ground breaking storage and document recycling solutions through the Digital Cloud.

Information Security ISO 27001 training certificate to be awarded to ­our management team from the British Standards Institute after attending BSI Information Security training. We now we will soon offer ISO 27001 consultations and internal audits to our clients. Contact us for more info.

2004 – 2014

These are some of the awards and commendations for our team’s earlier ventures:

Institute of Directors – (Director Magazine) The Good Director Honour award winner ­our chairman Peter Paduh, other winners were Sir Stuart Rose former chairman of Marks and Spencers. The Good Director awards – how do they support the communities they serve in an appropriate and sustainable way.

Young Business Person of the Year award winner at The London Business Awards – ­our chairman Peter Paduh. (awards organized by ITV and the London Chamber of Commerce) This award celebrates the drive and talent shown by young business people. Candidates will have already started a successful business (or businesses) and have the vision, leadership, ambition, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, innovation and sheer hard work to really go places. They will have embraced their business venture with passion, enthusiasm and an unwavering desire to succeed. The ceremony was organised by the London Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by ITV and the Evening Standard. As part of the award, ITV news interview feature was broadcast.

Business in the Community (BITC) big tick award – for positive contribution to society achieved by our team received at a ceremony attended by The Prince of Wales and Al Gore + our chairman Peter Paduh joins BITC awards judging panel.

London Mayor’s Award for Outstanding contribution to life in London – awarded to our chairman Peter Paduh for work with unemployed youth and Age Concern in London.

Enterprising Young Brits National Awards – Finalist our chairman Peter Paduh

BBC World Challenge ­Finalist – our chairman Peter Paduh interviewed about how technology helps disadvantaged people in particular pensioners who live alone and have difficulties getting around.

Best Corporate Social Responsibility – North London City Growth awards, Peter Paduh speak about doing business in North London to the attendees and scoops another award. Win-Win for London businesses and the local community.

National Business Awards – Chairman’s Commendation Award for Innovation given to our director.

These are some of the quotes, commendations and comments that visitors to our team’s earlier ventures made:

“I am writing first to offer my warm congratulations on your award as Capital’s Young Business Person of the Year at the Capitals London Business Awards. I was impressed by the concept your company follows and the way you have managed to turn it into reality. Your company is certainly making a significant contribution to tackling environmental challenges as well as social exclusion. I was delighted to visit your operation.”

-Norman Baker MP, Former Shadow Environment Secretary

 

“The work undertaken is helping fulfil an essential need for society today. A service which can take office equipment when it is replaced by newer items  items and turn them into opportunities for training of unemployed and a resource for disadvantaged people is of great benefit. Your company earns its success. It will be increasingly appreciated by those it serves.”

-The Rt. Hon. The Lord Dixon-Smith, Former Shadow Minister of Environment

 

I welcome you to Haringey and we are pleased that they chose us. With thriving business there should be more job opportunities that our local residents can tap into. Social value is, rightly, a topical issue and you are leaders in their field. Their operation therefore benefits the borough, its residents and in terms of dealing with older but reusable laptop computers. I personally wish them every success.”

-DeQuincy Prescott former local government Councillor for Hornsey, Haringey in North London

 

“You must be congratulated on adopting a proactive approach in providing training and employment opportunities in this field for unemployed people from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

-Margaret Beckett MP Former Secretary of State for the Environment