The West Berkshire Brewery played host to the launch of the Newbury Weekly News Best in Business Awards 2018 in April at their Yattendon based operation and today, the team here at the Newbury Soup Kitchen are proud and privileged to announce that the Soup Kitchen has been nominated and shortlisted as finalist within the Charity or Community Award category.
Sponsored by Greenham Trust, the Charity or Community Award is one of nine awards that celebrate all that is great about business in West Berkshire and North Hampshire every year. With over 300 attendees over nine categories and a stunning setting of Newbury Racecourse in 2017, this year’s winners will be announced at the gala dinner which will take place on Friday 2nd November 2018, again at Newbury Racecourse.
Award Judging Criteria:
Organisations not operating for profitable means are encouraged to enter the Charity or Community Award category as their chance to shine. Judges will be keen to see business models where the aims and objectives set down in the infancy have been accomplished and where future planning and continuous creativity is always part of the business model. Judges will also look carefully at what the not-for-profit has achieved for its audience, how it attracts people to work with and for it, how it develops staff / members / volunteers, what innovative techniques it has introduced and how well its profile has grown in recent times. While charitable income will of course be assessed, the amount of revenue will not be a deciding factor in the decision process.
Mark Lewis, volunteer at the Newbury Soup Kitchen says:
By entering the 2018 awards, we have the opportunity to showcase just how far we’ve come in the past year. We are privileged to have been shortlisted as finalist, only here with the support of the Newbury community as a whole and our volunteers. Since its inception, the Soup Kitchen as metamorphosed from it’s initial concept of providing a daily meal on Thursday evenings to the homeless and lonely. Today the Kitchen is a multifaceted organisation providing granular support to people with individual needs, liasing with other local organisations and institutions. We thank our supporters for whom we would not be able to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.