Connection Crew has been named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards.
The awards recognise excellence and innovation across a diverse range of criteria, and Connection Crew is a finalist in the ‘Education, Training and Jobs’ category.
Since 2005, Connection Crew has supported 381 people into work, who have delivered over 200,000 hours building and delivering iconic events including the Coronation, London Marathon, BAFTA, and the Ideal Home Show.
Camilla Marcus-Dew, Head of Ventures at Connection Crew, commented: “We couldn’t be prouder to be recognised as a game-changing social enterprise, driving positive social impact into supply chains and industries. As likely the largest labour-based social enterprise in the UK, we are uniquely placed to create meaningful opportunities for anyone who finds themselves furthest from the job market, and to provide the opportunity for our clients to contribute to long-term positive social outcomes too. More work equals more training so hopefully even more Buy Social Corporate Challenge Partners jump on board.”
Peter Holbrook CBE, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, commented: “Our Awards are the ultimate showcase of the impact and excellence of social enterprises. Those who made the shortlist are a beacon of innovation, optimism and resilience in turbulent times. The challenges we face as a society demand new approaches and a shift in how businesses – big and small – act. Social enterprises celebrated at our Awards are the brightest stars in a brilliant sector, giving us all inspiration and motivation to do business better.”
Connection Crew will join other finalists and VIP guests in London’s Roundhouse on Thursday 30 November, when the winners will be revealed.