Six years of hard work was officially acknowledged earlier this month as Caroline Wheritt received the Social Entrepreneur award in this year’s Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) awards.
Caroline Wheritt, CEO of Leeds based social enterprise company, Re:Work, was quick to point out that the laurels awarded to her were actually recognition and testament to everyone at Re:Work and all those who have supported over the years.
Caroline said, “Re:Work is an organisation that combines the best of enterprise with a commitment to a social mission to aid local communities. I’m incredibly proud of everything we’ve done and grateful for all the loyal supporters we have. Yet my team and I are very realistic that to continue upwards we must explore every opportunity, employ great people and rigorously train to ensure that all who come into contact with Re:work are as passionate as we are.”
It’s this ethic and commitment to work harder than ever before that puts Re:Work as pioneers in the office furniture sector.
By sourcing, providing and recycling office furniture both brand new and quality used, Re:Work provide work placement and apprenticeship opportunities to local people who are out of work and to those who wish to gain further work experience or entry into full time employment. In fact, more than half of their nine employees were previously unemployed.
“It’s an honour that so many other providers try to emulate what we do” Caroline continued, “The message of doing social and environmental good is finally getting pushed to the front of business minds.”
Whichever angle you look at this business; ethical credentials, social commitment or simply, great affordable products, everyone really is a winner with Re:Work Office Furniture and in gratitude for what they’ve done, Re:Work are now thought of as one of the very best businesses of their kind.