A furniture household reuse organisation based in the Scottish Borders with two charity retail stores in Walkerburn and Hawick has been shortlisted for the prestigious Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023 recognising some of Scotland’s most pioneering social enterprises.

Home Basic's ethos is to promote a reuse society preventing household waste offering quality items for all whilst supporting those in need of furnishing a comfortable home.

And they have been nominated in the Environmental Award Category sponsored by Circular Communities Scotland for social enterprises in the green and environmental sectors that can show a clear, evidenced environmental impact.

They are up against Stitch the Gap who are based within Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Move on Wood Recycling from Edinburgh and Merry-go-round from Glasgow.

The Awards, organised by Social Enterprise Scotland, recognise excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises – businesses that reinvest their profits for social and environmental good - that demonstrate they’re improving and building a better economy and fairer society.

Fellow Borderers Hike and Bike from Galashiels have been nominated in the One to Watch Award Category sponsored by Bold Studio for social enterprises that shows early potential and can clearly articulate their future vision, how they are going to achieve it, and how they will drive growth in their business.

The winners will be announced at an evening awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 26th October hosted by Beatrice Wishart, Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP.