For The Better award winner

By Grace Bailey on Monday, 22 August 2022

We’re delighted to reveal that the winner of this year’s For The Better Award is First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans.!

Our For The Better award, run in partnership with The Finance Innovation Lab, supports organisations that are helping to change the world of finance for the better, putting people and/or planet at the heart of their business model.

As a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), First Enterprise champions social inclusion for all ethnicities by providing access to business finance, with a particular emphasis on deprived communities. Over the last 35 years, they have supported over 3,500 start-ups and SMEs in the East Midlands, mostly relying on word-of-mouth recommendations.

First Enterprise operates under 6 principles, which are at the heart of the work they do, and are drivers for the organisation. These principles include supporting inclusive growth, delivering social and environmental impact and removing barriers to accessing finance. We hope our work together will enable First Enterprise to accelerate their business growth, and reach more people who could benefit from the support they provide.

In response to winning the award, First Enterprise said “We are delighted to have won the award. The support we receive willl inform our strategic direction for marketing and communications, help us create harder working creative campaigns and bolster our corporate reputation. We look forward to a conducive and rewarding partnership and thank all those involved.”

We’re looking forward to meeting the team at First Enterprise and working closely with them to deliver against this remit over the coming months.

You can find out more about our For The Better Award, and the work we’ve done in previous years here.

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