Raising awareness of financial well-being in the workplace, all-round promotion of the credit union sector as an ethical alternative to payday lenders and its support in local school saving clubs contributed to the credit union’s well-deserved win.
“This award signifies the everyday contribution that not only Cardiff and Vale Credit Union makes, but that of the entire credit union movement across the country,” says Chief Executive of Cardiff & Vale Credit Union, Leanne Herberg.
Now in its fifth year, the awards recognise organisations and individuals who have enjoyed impressive success over the year and have made an outstanding contribution both to their respective sectors and to the wider Cardiff economy itself.
Leanne added: “We are delighted to be awarded Social Enterprise of the Year. It reflects the social and economic value of our contributions to the communities we serve as a fair finance provider, and the efforts of our hard-working staff, directors and volunteers.”
Liz Brookes of award organiser Grapevine Events Management, says she is always amazed by the great representation of business in the community in Cardiff each year at the awards. Liz said: “From family businesses to technology firms to financial services companies, all of the entrepreneurs and organisations represented at this year’s awards have demonstrated the talent, innovation and sheer hard work that is needed to succeed in business and I congratulate all of them on their achievements.”