Havens Social Enterprise Honoured

Havens Community Hub CIC has been recognised on the UK Social Enterprise Roll of Honour for their work supporting people throughout the pandemicThe outstanding work of the Hub and its projects over the course of the year has been recognised at a special event bringing together the UK’s business community.

The Roll of Honour was announced at Social Enterprise Futures which took place on the 25th November and saw nearly 1000 attendees come together to celebrate the heroes of the last year.The Havens Community Hub has adapted its services and community work and has run a food waste and insecurity prevention coop, social clubs for older people and home welfare support during the lockdowns and supported the launch of the only volunteer driver scheme in the Lewes District – Havens Community Cars.

At the Social Enterprise Futures event, the Havens Community Hub was celebrated along with others on the Social Enterprise Roll of Honour, by a session hosted by actor, comedian and director, Chris Addison. The Roll of Honour acknowledges those individuals and businesses which, over the course of an extremely challenging year, have demonstrated the strength, passion and resilience which is so characteristic of the social enterprise sector. 

Commenting on being named as part of the Roll of Honour, Hub founder, Paula Woolven said:”Social Enterprises are always at the heart of their communities and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been doing all we can to pivot our business model to keep supporting those who need it most. We feel honoured to have been recognised in this way.”

Speakers at Social Enterprise Futures included former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who commented on the success and strength of the UK’s social enterprise movement, stating that “there is no route to the future that does not have social enterprise at its centre”. 

The event was organised by Social Enterprise UK, in partnership with social enterprise trade bodies across the home nations – Social Enterprise Northern Ireland, Social Enterprise Scotland and the Wales Co-operative Centre.