Posted: Sun 10th Jul 2022

Groundwork North Wales amongst top 100 social enterprises for third year running

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jul 10th, 2022

Groundwork North Wales has been recognised in the top 100 social enterprises for third year running. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The organisation has also been announced as the winner in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Award Climate Champion category and was a finalist in the Impact Measurement category. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The NatWest SE100 Index was created in 2010 by Pioneers Post and NatWest to recognise and reward the leading 100 social enterprises across the UK each year. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Social enterprises are vigorously judged on a range of criteria including business sustainability, innovation, and social impact. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The judges specifically liked Groundwork North Wales’ interaction and engagement with the people and local communities involved in their various projects and activities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This year the top 100 enterprises generated a combined total turnover of £388m up by over 15% from 2021. Suggesting that the UK’s top social businesses are bouncing back strongly from one of the most challenging periods in recent times. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Commenting on being recognised for the organisation’s achievements a third year, Karen Balmer, Groundwork North Wales CEO said: “Our congratulations go to the 29 finalists and to all organisations striving to make social and environmental change across the UK. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We were thrilled to have secured a place in the top 100 social enterprises in the UK for the third year running and humbled to be chosen as the ultimate winner of the Climate Champion category. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This achievement is a credit to our teams and the great work they undertake on a daily basis.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Groundwork North Wales is a member of the Groundwork federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The federation aims to create a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

To find out more about Groundwork North Wales and their activities across North Wales communities visit www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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