HOPE Social Enterprises, part of Luminus Group, won the Fenland Enterprise Business Award for Best Social Enterprise at a ceremony held at the Braza Club in March.
HOPE Social Enterprises have been providing services such as grounds maintenance, house clearances, furniture restoration, recycling, composting and cleaning since 2004. HOPE provide valuable work experience and skills training to the long term unemployed, better equipping them for the jobs market. Over 45 people have benefitted from this service since HOPE was founded.
The award, sponsored by Cambridgeshire County Council, recognised HOPE as a business that was fervent about achieving social change and made a significant positive impact on the local community.
HOPE Social Enterprises and Ferry Project, a homeless charity in Wisbech also part of Luminus Group, were shortlisted for the Training and Development Award.
Chan Abraham, who is Group Chief Executive of Luminus and Director of HOPE and Ferry Project, said,
“HOPE Social Enterprises and Ferry Project with the support of Luminus, provide essential and socially responsible services to Fenland. Their excellent work creates opportunity and economic growth for the Fenland area. This award recognises HOPE’s contribution and innovation over the past year.”