The vital work being done by social enterprises, charities and community organisations in Wirral is being recognised by Inteb Managed Services.
The company is sponsoring the Project of the Year category at the Wirral Third Sector Business Awards, the innovative annual event which celebrates the impact that the social enterprise and charity sectors have on the local economy.
Finalists are the Best Foot Forward project run by Next Chapter (NW) CIC, Wirral Mind’s Blue Light network and BEE Wirral’s Silverbacks men’s task force.
Raja Kahn, commercial director at Inteb, said: “To be involved in these awards is a real privilege for us and we are pleased to be involved in an event where people working in the third sector are recognised for the important work they do.
“Supporting an organisation like Wirral Connect is particularly important to a business like ours which cares about the community where it is based and which encourages all its staff to help contribute positively to local charities and good causes.”
The Wirral Third Sector Business Awards, being held at the Leverhulme Hotel, Port Sunlight, on Friday, May 19 are being hosted by Wirral Connect, the organisation that supports the development and growth of the community sector in Wirral.
Paul Growney, chief executive at Wirral Connect, added: “This will be our third awards ceremony and each year all the entrants – not just the winners – demonstrate the massive difference they make to the local community through their work as charities, volunteers, community groups, social leaders and social enterprise entrepreneurs.
“This is a way to pay tribute to those who give back to the community as well as recognising the significant impact the social enterprise and charity sector makes on the Wirral economy.”
Finalists in the Wirral Third Sector Business Awards 2017 are:
Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Care and Respite Support Services: Involve Northwest Leapfrog Services; Mums to Marathons; Next Chapter (NW) CIC.
Children’s and Young Person’s Award, sponsored by Daisy and Jake Day Nursery: BEE Wirral; Charlotte’s Brightside; Next Chapter (NW) CIC.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce: Matt Houghton, HYPE Merseyside; Rachel Griffiths, Mums to Marathons; Steve Taylor-Smith, Unity Supported Housing.
Growth Award, sponsored by McEwan Wallace: Unity Supported Housing; Tomorrow’s Women Wirral; Spider Project.
Innovation Award, sponsored by First Ark Group: HYPE Merseyside; The Open Door Centre; Age UK Wirral.
Corporate Connections Award, sponsored by Wirral Connect: Finsa; Progress to Excellence; Designated Associates.
Project of the Year, sponsored by Inteb Managed Services: Best Foot Forward, Next Chapter (NW) CIC; Blue Light, Wirral Mind; Silverbacks, BEE Wirral.
Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Bramhalls Solicitors: Carol Morris-Lewis, Wirral Holistic Care Services; Lisa Heath, BEE Wirral; Jessica Campbell, Claire House.
Start-up Social Enterprise of the Year Award, sponsored by Finsa: Destiny; Mums to Marathons; Me Again CIC.
Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by Designated Associates: Ian Nixon, Wirral Evolutions; Audrey Schiffel, Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted; Crossbow Club Team, Wirral Mencap.
Organisation of the Year, sponsored by Wirral Radio: Involve Northwest; The Open Door Centre; Birkenhead Scouts.
Mentor of the Year, sponsored by Progress to Excellence: Angela Sinton, Carer Connections project; Pamela Cunningham, Bereavement by Suicide; Nicola Fenton, Domestic Abuse Peer Mentoring.