A Community Enterprise is a business that focuses on tackling social problems, strengthening communities, improving people’s life chances or protecting the environment, as opposed to generating income for private individuals or bodies. Whilst social enterprises still aim to generate profits like any other business, those profits are reinvested in the business and/or in the community in order to further the social aims of the enterprise.

Enterprises that inspire and motivate, make a fantastic contribution to communities.

Objective

To recognise the achievements of Wexford based Community Enterprises that make an outstanding contribution to their local community in terms of social, economic or environmental improvements. 

To enter this category Award entrants must comply with the following criteria:

An enterprise that trades for a social/societal purpose and is separate from government.

Criteria:

 

  • Outline the business strategy and vision for your community enterprise.

 

  • Demonstrate the uniqueness of your community enterprise and delivery mechanisms. Outline how your products/services bring added value to your business performance, productivity, customer engagement and customer satisfaction.

 

  • Demonstrate the impact generated by your enterprise on the wider community, locally, regionally and/or nationally.

 

  • Showcase details (where relevant) of any collaborative working arrangements, joint ventures, or other initiatives undertaken with other community based enterprises at local, regional, national, or international level.

 

  • Outline your management or quality control system, formal and informal, that ensure the high standard of consistent delivery of your product or service and monitoring of customer feedback.

 

  • Outline details of your staff training and development programmes or investment in harnessing the skills, knowledge, competencies and resources of community enterprise best practice in the past 12 months

 

  • Tell us about your sales and marketing activities that demonstrate business performance and growth. Please provide details on how your community enterprise measures success.

 

The above will be assessed in the context of the size and resources of the business.

 

Please note: Financial details will be requested at time of interview

 

This category is open to all County Wexford based social enterprises.

 

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