We are the ‘Tech for Good Social Enterprise of the Year’ 2019!
We won a national social enterprise award for our work.
We are delighted to announce that, on 4th December 2019, we won the Social Enterprise Tech for Good 2019 Award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards!
The national Awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK, recognise excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises, which are businesses set up to for a social or environmental purpose. From tackling the climate emergency to reducing homelessness, social enterprises are taking on some of the biggest challenges we face, using their profits to change lives and protect the planet.
There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK, contributing £60 billion to the economy and employing two million people.
Winning this award means so much to us as an organisation. We’ve been trading for over a decade and this is our first award, so it is an incredible thing for us to receive acknowledgement for our commitment to supporting those who benefit most from our service.
The whole team here are incredibly proud to be winners in the Tech for Good category and will keep working on our solutions to make sure they continue to be customer focused. We hope this award will show more businesses and charities how working with a professional social enterprise can add value to their organisation.
The annual celebration of British social enterprises was hosted by musician, journalist and Church of England priest, Reverend Richard Coles
Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK said:
‘The winners of this year’s UK Social Enterprise Awards show just how inspiring and vital the social enterprise movement is. From tackling furniture and period poverty to taking ownership of their high streets and creating community owned renewable energy schemes– they show just how business can take on the biggest challenges we face and be a real force for good in this world.
The times we live in demand that we must change how we do business. Social enterprises are already taking on the triple threat of the climate emergency, rising social inequalities and an economy that is failing too many people. They are showing us what the future of business can, and must, look like.’
Our bespoke trophy made by the social enterprise, Designs in Mind, which employs people with mental health issues.
Social enterprises also supplied all the goods and services on the night, including the catering, rigging, drinks, floral centrepieces and goody bags.
The Awards were sponsored by Big Society Capital, British Council, Cafédirect, The Co-op, Deloitte, GLL, Johnson & Johnson, Landmarc, Linklaters, PwC, Power to Change, Santander and SAP.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and support which has enabled us to achieve such an impact for vulnerable people.