Social Enterprise Award for East London Small Business Centre
East London Small Business Centre’s long term commitment to enterprise promotion was recognised with the Social Enterprise of the Year Award, at the Growing Business Awards.
The award was given in recognition of the significant contribution to social entrepreneurship.
The awards, run by the CBI and Real Business Magazine are the nation’s highest profile awards for small and growing businesses. Now
on their tenth year of celebrating innovation and enterprise amongst
East London Small Business Centre (ELSBC), which has been at the forefront of enterprise support within disadvantaged communities in east London for the past 30 years, was recognised for their longstanding vision to increase social mobility and wealth through enterprise in some of the most deprived boroughs in London.
Heath, Chief Executive of ELSBC said: “It was an immense pleasure to pick up
the award, especially at a time when our organisation has just celebrated 30
years of enterprise support in east
Since its establishment in 1978, the centre has supported and developed over 10,000 new and existing businesses in the five east London Boroughs it covers and has lent over £10 million to clients who have been refused by mainstream banks
Richard Lambert, director-general of the CBI said: “In tougher economic times, it pays to keep an eye on the long-term and plan for growth when upturn comes. That’s why the Growing Business Awards is so important, helping to identify the next generation of business leaders, inspiring us with their ingenuity and skill, and giving us hope and confidence in the future.”
Published: 1st December 2008