North West Charity Awards 2019

What an amazing evening at Manchester's North West Charity Awards AND Kerry won Highly Commended Lifetime Achievement Award!!!...

An inspirational event with some fabulous Charities.

We want to thank everyone for their support especially ADAPT Orano and CRS Facility Management and a huge congratulations to our Kerry Maxwell

Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership Awards & Annual Networking 2018

Empowering Communities through Enterprise

We are very proud and pleased to announce that Whitehaven Community Trust  has won 2018 Social Enterprise of the Year !!!!


Sponsored by Cumbria Social Enterprise (CSEP)

The 2018 Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership Awards & Annual Networking event took place on Thursday, 8th March in Whitehaven at the newly refurbished Rosehill Theatre. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Empowering Communities through Enterprise’ and the speakers and award winners this year certainly showcased some of the amazing and inspirational social enterprise organisations operating throughout the county and in particular in the west of the county.

Rob Randell, Chair of the Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership said “This year’s event was the “best ever” according to the feedback we received from our audience. The quality of applications or this year’s awards were exceptional, and the judges had an incredibly hard time in choosing the winners. I was very pleased to announce that Cumbria has been granted Social Enterprise County status by Social Enterprise UK, which is a tribute Cumbria County Council’s long term and continued support of the county’s Social Enterprise sector. 

The awards for the Social Enterprise of the Year were presented by Martin Allman, Economic Programmes Manager for Cumbria County Council.

The Winners were Whitehaven Community Trust and Highly Commended were Cumbria Health on Call (CHOC).
Whitehaven Community Trust was setup 28 years ago and has recently re-opened Bakewell House as a dedicated Mother and Baby unit offering safe and secure accommodation with support to vulnerable young mothers and their babies and re-opened Lowther Street once again to meet the ever growing need for supported accommodation for difficult to place homeless teenagers within our community. Kerry Maxwell OBE, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Whitehaven Community Trust said “The event was superb and the speakers were inspirational … and it was a lovely surprise for us to win.”​

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