Trevi named a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards, recognising businesses which are transforming society
Trevi has been shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Award, recognising it as one of the leading social enterprises in the country. Trevi based in Plymouth is a finalist in the Women in Social Enterprise category.
Trevi is a nationally award-winning women’s charity based in South West England. It provides safe and nurturing spaces for women and their families to heal, grow and thrive. Trevi’s vision is for a society where all women in recovery can access good quality, psychologically informed, gender-based interventions without apology. In the 28 years Trevi has been operating, the charity has helped transform the lives of thousands of women and their children.
In the last year, Trevi has supported more than 700 women and children in need across its Jasmine Mother’s Recovery rehab centre, Daffodil Family Centre and Sunflower Women’s Centre in the community.
Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £60bn to the UK economy, each one being set up to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to the climate emergency.
The UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprises, recognise the nation’s most pioneering social enterprises. Trevi will be joining other shortlisted organisations at the prestigious awards ceremony held at London’s iconic Guildhall on 8 December.
This year the Awards featured two new categories one recognising a Social Enterprise Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice and the other for the Social Enterprise Team of the Year – a category specifically acknowledging those teams which have demonstrated the strength, passion and resilience so characteristic of the social enterprise sector over an extremely challenging year.
Previous winners have included a company set up to tackle furniture poverty, an IT consultancy employing people with autism and a community energy co-operative – demonstrating just how diverse the social enterprise sector is.
Commenting on being shortlisted, Hannah Shead, CEO of Trevi, stated: ‘We delighted to be shortlisted for this spectacular award. We work hard every day to support women and children in need. In order to do so, we have to work creatively to raise funds and are proud of the initiatives we have put in place to do so. Being shortlisted for this award not only recognises our tenacious efforts but it also importantly it is another opportunity to raise awareness of the need for our work to support women affected by trauma and abuse.’
Commenting on the Awards, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK Peter Holbrook said:
‘The UK Social Enterprise Awards are back, bigger and better than ever before. We have had a record number of applications this year, all of which have showcased the strength, dynamism and resilience of the social enterprise community through what’s been an incredibly difficult and uncertain period.
Over the course of the pandemic, social enterprises have been going above and beyond the call of duty to support their teams, the individuals, and communities they work with, showing the grit, determination and innovation so inherent to this sector. They’ve been operating directly on the frontline of the crisis, launching new products and pivoting their business models to meet the needs of communities and society as a whole.
The Awards are all about celebrating the achievements of the UK’s social enterprise movement, which is showing us that another way of doing business is possible – one which has never been more important as we look to build back better and address the climate emergency.’