Celebrating an award winning partnership: Beyond Business

Published: 1 Jun 2017


This month we have been delighted to celebrate our Beyond Business partnership with Investec at two award ceremonies: The National CSR Awards and Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards.

Supported by Investec, Beyond Business nurtures and launches new social enterprises in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham through a combination of investment funding (up to £20k) and skills support. This support package helps to ensure the entrepreneurs’ success in creating sustainable businesses. Over the past 12 years, Beyond Business has launched over 65 new social enterprises, helped to generate a combined turnover of £5m and created over 350 jobs in east London.

We are delighted that our long lasting and innovative partnership with Investec has won awards at two awards ceremonies this month. On the 18th May, the partnership won Best Community (Legacy) Project at the National CSR Awards. The National CSR Awards are about recognising and rewarding businesses doing good globally.

National CSR awards cerimony

On the 25th May, the partnership won the Community Impact Award at the Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards recognising the vital support Investec has provided to Beyond Business. In their 8th year the Business Charity Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by UK businesses who pride themselves on demonstrating the best ways to support good causes. Investec also went on to win the Business of the Year award – this award, given to one of the 23 winners from across all of the categories, recognises the business that has excelled in helping the wider community by embedding a culture of supporting charitable causes at all levels.

We are pleased to celebrate our award winning partnership with Investec and look forward to launching another five social enterprises later this year at our Dragon’s Den event on City Giving Day.

You can find out more about Beyond Business and our partnership with Investec here and hear some of our entrepreneur’s stories here. You can also keep up to date on twitter: @beyond_biz and @Bromley_by_bow.