Community Wood Recycling is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Resilience award in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2016/17.
The Resilience Award recognises a social venture that continually delivers positive social or environmental change and repeatedly achieves impact goals, successfully tackling challenges and overcoming difficulties to deliver their mission.
Richard Mehmed, MD of Community Wood Recycling said:
“Back in 2009/10 when we were a fast-developing young organisation we were recognised by the SE100 Awards for our growth. I’m delighted that seven years later we’ve overcome lots obstacles, most notably the transition from grant funding to being self-sustaining. We continue to grow the business and create a thriving organisation that supports a nationwide network of 29 social enterprises, all working to save resources and create opportunities for disadvantaged people.”
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.”