Salford Business Awards Finalists

We were over the moon to attend the Salford Business Awards 2015 at the AJ Bell Stadium on 21st May.

The event, attended by over 300 guests was hosted by BAFTA award-winning journalist Elaine Willcox and included a shortlist of 32 organisations across eight categories.

We were so excited to be shortlisted as one of the four finalists (listed below) for the Community Award, which celebrates organisations who make a committed and proactive contribution to the enhancement and benefit of the community, including: effective engagement with community groups and impact of their activity in the local community, as well as the commitment to continue this work in the future.

We didn’t win the award on the night, but it was great to be part of such an inspiring evening, with so many worthy winners.

A massive congratulations to the winner New Roots for People Living with Dementia and Footlights Theatre who came runner up!

The Community Award sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, shortlisted finalists:

New Roots for People Living with Dementia is a partnership programme between Six Degrees, Social adVentures, Garden Needs, The Broughtons, Cyril Flint and more to improve the social environment of people living with dementia.

Footlights Theatre offer affordable, professional training in performing arts for children and young people to equip them with transferable life skills around teamwork, independence and thoughtfulness. Each school is responsible for organising activities within their locality from performances at homes for the elderly, to charity fundraising at supermarkets and participating in community events such as Christmas lights switch on and summer carnivals.

Places for People are a registered charity that provide housing and support services to vulnerable people including teenage parents, homeless families and young people. Salford Foyer has successfully improved the lives and moved into independence 960 young people since it opened in 1996.

Hamilton Davies Trust provides charitable support to the local communities of Irlam and Cadishead. A large part of what they do is to support a variety of projects across the area, enabling development from the community up. The provide support to projects that have a positive impact on the community, the education of school children, recreation and fun for all ages and regeneration.

Posted on: 12th June 2015