Offploy Community Interest Company has been named as one of the top 100 Social Enterprises in the UK at the Natwest SE100 Awards.
Offploy is an organisation on a mission to reduce reoffending and make society safer by placing people with criminal convictions into meaningful, mentored and sustain employment.
Jacob Hill, Managing Director, said:
“With hundreds of entries for the awards it is a real honour to be included as one of the top 100 social enterprises in the United Kingdom. We are among some great organisations and will proudly display this award for years to come.
"I believe being a social enterprise affords us the opportunity to generate income from alternative sources to grants and donations, we are able to bring in private investors, generate revenue and use this to guarantee our future so that we can help as many people as possible for years to come. For us it is about balancing the ‘social’ and the ‘enterprise’ to positively change as many lives as possible.”
Offploy will use the award as an opportunity to show employers the turning tide that it is indeed safe to celebrate the hiring of people with criminal convictions and something that is now widely accepted and encouraged in society.