Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson said:

I want this fantastic leadership to continue and this shortlist recognises the pioneers who are helping to create a bigger, stronger society

Marcelino Castrillo, Managing Director of Business Banking at NatWest, said:

We’ve had some fantastic nominations this year which show that the social investment market has become increasingly innovative and diverse. It’s great to see the market gathering momentum as finance professionals increasingly see the link between doing good and doing well.

The overall winners will be announced on 3 May at the RBS Headquarters in London.