Rothera Sharp is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Social Commitment Award in this year’s East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards.
The Enterprising Women Awards, which are now in their 9th year, recognise and reward businesswomen across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire who have excelled in their field of expertise over the last 12 months. Categories at the awards include Apprentice of the Year, Female Employee of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Social Commitment and Team of the Year.
Finalists for this year’s awards were announced at a ceremony at Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel on 25th January. Judging will then be carried out by the award sponsor Pick Everard and a panel of judges, with winners announced at the Enterprising Women Awards Gala Dinner at Winstanley House, Leicestershire on Friday 2 March 2018.
Rothera Sharp put itself forward for the Social Commitment Award, which is open to females who demonstrate an innovative approach to corporate social responsibility and responsible business practice by demonstrating how they have tackled key social and environmental issues to make a positive impact on their community, on the basis of the firm’s new CSR Policy and flagship fundraising campaign with Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire called Trees of Life. This project gives businesses and individuals the opportunity to sponsor trees for planting in locations across Nottinghamshire and has already raised over £10,000 for the charity since its launch in September 2017. Other organisations shortlisted in the Social Commitment Award category include NWG Network, Loates HR and G Wathall & Son.
Christina Yardley, Business Development Partner at Rothera Sharp says: “It is a huge honour to be selected as a finalist for the Social Commitment Award. As a firm we are really proud of our collaboration with Age UK Notts on the Trees of Life project and the difference this has already made to older people in the county, so to be shortlisted for an award that recognises this really means a lot.”