1 June 2012
Investec has been named the winner of the Community Impact category in the prestigious 2012 Business Charity Awards. The company fought off stiff competition from other big-name businesses to claim the prize for its four-year partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre.
Investec has invested well over £300,000 in projects since 2008 and have pledged a further £200,000 for enterprise start-ups in the coming year. Allied with the financial support is the hands-on engagement of over 100 Investec staff members who have dedicated many hours of invaluable input. The partnership with Investec has enabled the Bromley by Bow Centre to empower local people to set up their own social businesses and provide much needed support to people with disabilities and those with long-term mental health conditions.
Alongside Investec, the Community Impact category consisted of Nationwide Building Society, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and AmicusHorizon. The range of partnerships and impacts highlighted at the awards were extremely impressive. Winning the category demonstrates that the community impacts generated by the partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre are both tangible and meaningful.
"We are delighted to have been successful at the Business Charity Awards for our partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre. The partnership enables Investec to engage with our local community and work with an organisation that echoes our values. This award is testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers, and recognises that the partnership delivers meaningful benefits for our community." Alison Gardner, Investec
"The Beyond Business initiative was particularly strong and produced good outcomes for the amount invested." Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising and one of the category judges.