30.01.2020 - News
Positive Social Impact Praised as Expansion Continues.
Company Shop Group, the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus food and household products, is toasting a remarkable period of success after scooping the Positive Social Impact Award at the National Business Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank. The Group, which handled more than 70 million surplus items last year alone, was awarded the prestigious prize in recognition of the transformative social impact it delivers in communities across the country, every day. The judges recognised the Group’s success in addressing social challenges and improving the communities in which they operate, as well as having a meaningful and sustainable social impact. The award win follows a string of outstanding achievements for the Group in recent months, including Founder and Chairman John Marren receiving the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award at the IGD Awards at the start of the month. The Group celebrated its second Queen’s Award in the Sustainable Development category in just four years, with a special awarding ceremony held in October, and was also recognised for its innovation at the FDF Awards in September.
Comprising of Company Shop and award-winning social enterprise, Community Shop, the Group champions a compelling profit with purpose model. The commercial success of Company Shop has supported the Group to grow its sustainable social impact – helping hard-working families to stretch their budgets, and providing life-changing personal development support to people in some of the UK’s lowest income communities. Jane Marren, Managing Director of Company Shop Group, said: “We pride ourselves on being a good business, doing good. The award is testament to this longstanding vision, and to our colleagues, members and industry partners who have worked hard to deliver real change across the sector and to generate a positive social impact in society more widely.”