- The Growth Company won at the Sheffield Community Awards 2023
- The United for Ukraine initiative won the Employment and Skills Award
- The awards ceremony took place at Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, on 2nd November
The Growth Company’s United for Ukraine initiative has won the Employment and Skills Award at the Sheffield Community Awards 2023.
The award recognises individuals or organisations who have helped others realise their potential through learning, confidence, skills, or employment.
Run by Voluntary Action Sheffield, the event celebrates the collective spirit, achievements, and resilience of local communities in the region, from volunteers and voluntary organisations to charities and faith groups.
Following the award ceremony at Cutlers Hall in Sheffield yesterday (2nd November), the Growth Company’s Partnership and Integrations Manager, Tim Jeffrey said: “We are delighted that the United for Ukraine team won in the Employment and Skills Award category.
“The work they have done to support Ukrainian refugees who have made Sheffield their home has been remarkable, and this award is truly deserved.”
United for Ukraine
Formed in April 2022, United for Ukraine is a coalition of business stakeholders from across the North of England supporting Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK. The initiative is focused on a digital platform, created by the Growth Company, which connects employers with evacuees.
A campaign was created by the coalition to raise awareness of the support being offered to Ukrainian refugees in the country. Thanks to the awareness campaign, United for Ukraine has supported thousands of Ukrainians in the North, including in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Due to the campaign, keyworkers received a ‘Special Honour’ and media coverage at the ‘Northern Power Women’ awards on 20th March 2023 for outstanding dedication.
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