Enable2 is ‘raising the bar’ with its outstanding contribution to improving people’s lives and the local region
13 Nov 2018
Enable2’s exceptional record of delivering community projects sees us shortlisted for the prestigious Raising the Bar awards, due to be announced on the 27th November at Leeds Civic Hall by Richard Mason, Responsibility Programme, Senior Manager for Burberry and Councillor Judith Blake. The West and North Yorkshire Chamber’s Raising the Bar Awards showcases local businesses that strive to be at the heart of their communities and work hard to improve the lives of people who live and work there.
Judged on the four areas of Community, Economy, Education and Environment and how we partner with other organisations to deliver positive change, Enable2’s far-reaching and varied social return work hits all four categories. With 12 projects delivered over the last twelve months, over £21k investment, not including staff time, Enable2 have worked with 900 individuals in just one year. From giving vital health advice to non-English speaking women to helping local dads have the opportunity to enjoy forest activities with their children, we demonstrate a high level of social impact as well as success in working in partnership with many other local and national organisations to deliver our initiatives.
Building on our interpreting and translation work that enables so many people to access the resources and opportunities they need, Enable2’s core business is this vital support to communities. Now with the employment of a Social Return Manager, we plan to deliver an increasing number of social return projects over the next and future years. As a highlight of the region’s business calendar, the Raising the Bar awards celebrates the achievements of organisations such as Enable2. At the awards, Richard Mason from Burberry will speak about the importance of businesses acting socially responsibly and how this can have a positive impact on employees, the local community and environment. Examples of Enable2 and other organisations delivering social return projects make an inspiring case study resource for other organisations looking to deliver the type of community-enhancing work that improves the lives of not only local people and their families, but the wider region.