On Tuesday 20th March 2018 The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield was invited to the Citi Microentrepeneur Awards!
The awards were organised by Responsible Finance and held in Glasgow’s beautiful City Chambers.
Back in December 2017 we found out we had become finalists for the Microentrepeneur Social Enterprise award, alongside Harry Specters, The Employability Trust and Barley Café, Prestwich. Exciting times!
As a very new social enterprise we were delighted to not only be nominated by Key Fund but to be chosen as finalists amongst stiff competition. TRJFP Sheffield started as a voluntary lead project back in 2015, however, we are only 18 months into operating as a social enterprise employing 9 people and growing by a factor 100 every 6 months!
None of this would have been possible without the following:
- Our dedicated team of staff volunteers
- The people of Sheffield
- Key Fund’s support
- Hard work and then some
On the night we were treated to a lovely dinner followed by a nerve racking wait whilst all the finalists’ films were shown to the audience. The judges had voted and it was revealed that Harry Specters were the winners in our category. Massive congratulations to the team there, we’re very impressed by your chocolates!
Coming this far in a national award has spurred us on to continue our work with renewed vigour and we’re delighted to have had so much support in the run up to the event. With Sheffield recently being awarded Social Enterprise City status there is clearly an appetite for this growing sector in South Yorkshire. Who knows what 2019 will bring!
Congratulations to Key Fund for their finalist place in the Resilience Awards and thank you again for our nomination.
Jo, René and the whole TRJFP Sheffield Team x