Socialbox.Biz Trading Enterprises, a UK-based technology social enterprise dedicated to obtaining, preparing, and handing over laptops to the homeless, elderly, and refugees in the UK today, this week received news that their founder, Peter Paduh, has been nominated as the Tech CEO of the Year at the forthcoming 2017 UK Tech Awards sponsored and supported by PwC and the London Stock Exchange.
Social Enterprises are organisations led by visionary social entrepreneurs whose values are embedded in the culture of the organisation.
Around the same time ‘over the pond’ SocialMe University, a New York based full-service social media and content marketing teaching agency, sponsored an international award recognising those making positive impact on their local communities, also nominated and shortlisted Peter Paduh of SocialBox.Biz as the Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the Social Impact Awards for 2017.
Peter, now in his late 30s, came to London as an unaccompanied refugee child and grew up in a children’s home and foster care. He said he wants to give something back to the community in London, and that’s how SocialBox.Biz was born.
Talking to the Refugee Support network recently who are helping young refugees in London and UK with educational and other aspects, Peter said that a computer changed his life in his teens. Now, he is supporting young refugees by donating laptops computers that his social enterprise receives from socially responsible businesses.