Onwards and upwards for the SE team at East Belfast Mission
The Social economy team at East Belfast Mission have a lot to be proud of as they have recently won 2 awards and they have announced news of their next project which will open in September when the organisation moves into their new building.
In November 2011, they won the Belfast Media Aisling Award for Belfast’s Best Business in the social entrepreneur category.
It was with great surprise and delight that East Belfast Mission’s Director of Business Development Anne Walsh, accompanied by Cathy Megahey, PR and Business Development Manager, collected the award for EBM. Anne said, “We are so delighted and amazed to have won such an award. We work very hard within the East Belfast community and beyond to deliver our projects and services and we never expect to get anything back. We are very committed and just enjoy what we do. But to receive such an award means our work is valued and others can see the good we are doing and that is fantastic and drives us to work even harder”.
Veteran East Belfast community activist Maurice Kinkead nominated EBM and praised their “unstoppable attitude”. He said, “Anne is an inspiration to everyone in East Belfast and she displays great gusto and determination in every project she spearheads.”
At the end of January 2012 they became provincial winners of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award for Social Entrepreneurship and will compete for the overall award in Dublin in April. The ‘Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards’ recognises business success, irrespective of offering, size, sector or location.
And the way forward.........
Opening in September in a new “state of the art” building at the Skainos Complex, Newtownards Road Bright Sparks new nursery will provide high quality affordable childcare. Bright Sparks will offer a ‘wraparound service’ for 59 children up to the age of 12 years. The nursery will provide professional and structured educational care within a learning, stimulated environment to ensure every child can reach their full potential.
For more information contact:
PR and Business Development Manager
Phone: 028 90738304
Or visit www.ebm.org.uk