COMMUNITY CATALYSTS WINS THE BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY AND UNLTD arc CORPORATE CHALLENGE!
Community Catalysts was accepted onto the BITC arc: building better business programme earlier this year. Acceptance onto the programme meant that we were allocated a business mentor – and we were lucky enough to be matched with the wonderful Kate Gibson (Vice President for corporate responsibility for Intercontinental Hotels Group). The corporate challenge was run by arc and Unltd and was intended to provide an incentive to help social enterprises and their mentors to make the most of the early part of their relationship.
The winner was the social enterprise that BITC and Unltd felt had made the most progress in their first months of mentoring.
Our success was announced at an event to mark the first year of the arc programme and as the winners we receive a £10,000 grant from UnLtd. The grant will be spent on the development of our website to allow us to showcase more of our fantastic micro-entrepreneurs, give tailored help to our customers and work creatively with our associates.