Celia Hodson scoops Social Entrepreneur of the Year award

Celia Hodson has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Summit Entrepreneurship Awards.

The Summit Entrepreneurship Awards recognise the outstanding achievement of entrepreneurs of Scotland across eight categories, and shine a spotlight on Scotland’s innovators, visionaries and game-changers.

Celia Hodson, who had been shortlisted alongside Josh Littlejohn of Social Bite and Alan Mahon of Brewgooder, said: “What a surprise! Huge thanks go to our customers, who are simply amazing because they choose to buy from us and support our mission to eradicate period poverty in the UK. Without their sales and their support, we wouldn’t be able to donate products to women and girls in need – and this is really what Hey Girls is all about.”

“I’d also like to thank Hey Girls team and everyone who has been part of the Hey Girls story for getting us this far with very special thanks to Big Issue Invest in particular for their ongoing support – we wouldn’t have been able to scale up to meet demand without their backing.

View the full list of finalists and find out more on the Summit website. Winners were announced at a ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 22 November 2018.