Wrexham-Based Social Enterprises Recognised for Significant Contributions
- ‘Wrexham Social Enterprise Awards’ organised by the Caia Park Partnership
- DTCC sponsored and hosted the occasion
- Achievements and gifts presented by Ian Lucas MP
Wrexham, Wales – Friday, 10 November, 2017 – This year’s Wrexham Social Enterprise Awards, which highlight the excellence, achievements and determination of local enterprises in making a difference in the local community, were today revealed at an event organised by the Caia Park Partnership, and sponsored and hosted by global financial services firm The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), on Redwither Business Park.
Welcoming guests to the ceremony and networking lunch, Alison Hill, Chief Officer at the Caia Park Partnership, said, “These awards recognise the significant contribution that social enterprises make in Wrexham. This year, we received more applications, interest and support than in 2016, demonstrating an eagerness to get involved and showcasing how people are making a difference. We applaud this participation and share everyone’s enthusiasm – thank you.”
Christine Lovelady, Site Lead at DTCC Wrexham, said, “DTCC is committed to giving back to the community to build a better society and help shape a brighter future where we both live and work. This is true of North Wales, and we are very proud of our longstanding relationship with the Caia Park Partnership, including our financial support of its library project. We were happy to sponsor and host this year’s awards, and would like to congratulate all four winners.”
Presenting the community awards, Ian Lucas MP, said, “I’d like to echo both Alison and Christine in applauding the level of participation and in celebrating with everyone involved, including the organisers, applicants, judges, winners and hosts. Wrexham is certainly ambitious, and this occasion is a perfect illustration of what we can achieve if we work much better, together. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.”
The Young People Award (16-25 year olds) was won by Hill Street-based Vic Studios, which enables young people to build confidence, skills and prospects through music;
The Health & Social Care Award was won by North Wales Business Park-based Person Shaped Support Wales, which helps people get the most out of life, whatever life throws at them;
The Making a Difference Award was won by Plas Power Road-based Groundwork North Wales, which works alongside local communities, public bodies, private companies and voluntary organisations to support communities in need;
The New Start Award was won by Wrexham town-based Empower – Be the Change, which helps address issues of poverty, community cohesion, well-being and increases access and attainment across all aspects of learning.