Pembrokeshire FRAME, a social enterprise working to offer work practice, training and employment to people with any disability, has been shortlisted for The Impact Champion award in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2016/17.
Revealed last night at the annual Good Deals social investment conference, a total of 26 organisations have been shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK.
The Impact Champion Award recognises a social enterprise that take considerable measures to demonstrate and communicate the social or environmental impact of their business.
Pembrokeshire FRAME is a registered charity set up to help people with any disability or considered disadvantaged in the workplace. FRAME provides employment, work practice and training to over 200 individuals from Pembrokeshire each year. FRAME has 3 furniture reuse stores and contracts with the local authority which fund the charities activities and helps FRAME meet its charitable objectives.
We are proud to be recognised on a UK basis for the impact we have in the County. “It is not easy to explain all the good that we do so the SE100 index is important to us as it allows us to showcase our activities and benchmark ourselves against other social enterprises across the UK.” (Jenny Sims CEO)
All shortlisted organisations will be invited to bring members of their team to attend a special residential Insight Event at the RBS/NatWest Business School in Edinburgh, in early 2017, focusing on “Leadership and Building a Brilliant Social Enterprise Team.”
Mark Parsons, Head of Community Finance and Social Enterprise, NatWest, said: “The SE100 Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very best in UK social enterprise. This year’s strong shortlist showcases the vibrancy and diversity of these businesses, which are making our economy more successful and our communities stronger. NatWest has been a proud supporter of the sector for many years and we look forward to welcoming all of those shortlisted to the Awards ceremony in January.”
Tim West, CEO of Matter&Co and founder of the SE100, said: ”Running any business is challenging – running a business that changes people’s lives and stays profitable at the same time is nothing short of miraculous. This year’s SE100 shortlist is making miracles happen for people and communities all around the country. We look forward to learning how they do it and sharing their stories, as we select our winners over the coming months.”