2020 hasn’t been a vintage year, but we are completely delighted to be able to end it on some good news… We have won the Impact Company of the Year category in the 6th Annual Better Society Awards!
This is our fifth Award win of 2020. Earlier this year Steph was recognised at the Management Today Inspiring Women in Business Awards, the Timewise 2020 Power 50 Awards and in Campaign Magazine’s Female Frontier list.
The Better Society Awards celebrate the efforts that commercial organisations make to create a better society and are organised by the Better Society Network.
Social & Local was shortlisted in two categories: Consultancy of the Year and Impact Company of the Year alongside a blue-chip line up of others, including RBS, Aviva and Deloitte.
The judges applauded Social & Local’s commitment to social impact, our entirely remote-working model, and the fact that we are one of the only Community Interest Companies (CIC) in the business. We were recognised as an inspiring example of what can be done when business puts humanity at its heart and for proving that a people-centred business model is not only the right thing to do but goes hand in hand with business success.
Social & Local Managing Partner Stephanie Drakes says:
“In 2011 when we set up the business many of our peers were sceptical that we could survive and thrive in the virtual space alone – ten years on, accelerated by the COVID Pandemic, the world of work has changed forever enabling more of us to flex and balance our lives whilst delivering top notch services to our clients which means that silver linings do exist.”