A SOCIAL enterprise in Bolton has been shortlisted for two awards this year.

Entrepreneurs Unlocked, founded in 2019, engages with individuals in custody and the community and provides a range of programmes to nurture their talent to enable them to live a crime-free future.

The firm is a finalist in the Entrepreneur For Good Award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and is one of six finalists from a record-breaking 4,800 entries that were received.

Entrepreneurs Unlocked has also been shortlisted in the Community and Social Responsibility category at the Greater Manchester Business Awards.

The awards acknowledge the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the UK - with previous winners including The LAD Bible and The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Entrepreneurs Unlocked founder David Morgan said: “I am thrilled to be shortlisted. This really is recognition of the positive work we do in the community to help prison leavers to create a sustainable future for themselves.

“Entrepreneurs Unlocked develops rapport and builds trusted relationships with the people we engage with. Our support does not stop at the prison gate or at the end of the course - we continue to work with prison leavers, helping them to create sustainable futures.

“To be a finalist for two awards is humbling for me and I couldn’t do what I do without the help of the inspirational partners who all help to make the work we do a success.”