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Awards celebrate social enterprise in the city

Friday 25 May 2018

Three local organisations were celebrated in a Social Enterprise Showcase presentation at the Wellington Gold Awards finalist announcement event at Te Wharewaka last night.

The capital has seen a surge in social enterprise, and last night, Deputy Mayor Jill Day presented certificates to three organisations doing great work in this area.

Thankyou Payroll, Nisa Clothing, and Enspiral Dev Academy were all acknowledged for their contribution to the capital and its communities, and will be invited to attend the Wellington Gold Award winners event in July.

In its third year, the Wellington City Council sponsored Social Enterprise Showcase has shone a light on numerous groups that have made a positive contribution to Wellington – and this year was no different, says Deputy Mayor Day.

“Previous recipients include Pomegranate Kitchen, Little Yellow Bird, and Skylight Trust, all of which have gone from strength to strength and really made a huge impact by positively supporting and nurturing a wide range of communities, inspiring and motivating innovation, and contributing to the growing diversity of Wellington,” she says.

“The 2018 recipients were narrowed down from a long list of organisations that fit the criteria of demonstrating best practice, being financially sustainable, delivering results, and having a positive social impact on the capital.”

The Gold Awards are the Wellington region’s business awards that were established in 1999 to celebrate and acknowledge the business people, their teams, and organisations that contribute to our economy and community.

This year is the 20th annual award, in which over 2,000 Wellington businesses have actively participated in to date.

2018 Social Enterprise Showcase recipients honoured last night

Enspiral Dev Academy

Enspiral Dev Academy is New Zealand's first and only full-time intensive bootcamp for software developers. Alongside running the bootcamp, Enspiral Dev Academy is keen to grow the tech industry and be an active part of the vibrant community of people in Wellington who love all things code.

Nisa Clothing

Nisa Clothing is an ethical clothing label that aims to help women from the bottom up.

Nisa’s underwear is produced in a Wellington studio by women from refugee backgrounds. They have sewing skills from their home countries, which have been built on by training them to use the label’s specialist lingerie sewing machines.

Thankyou Payroll

Thankyou Payroll is a Wellington-based social business that provides free payroll intermediary services to SMEs and charities all over New Zealand. Thankyou Payroll uses an IRD subsidy to cover its costs and puts 25 cents per person per pay (up to $1.25 per client) into the Thankyou Charitable Trust, which distributes funds to community organisations around New Zealand.

Wellington City Council was also nominated as a finalist in the Discovering Gold R&D projects category for its partnership with NEC developing a “smart city” ecosystem to gather information on how people use our city and then help them use it better.

All finalists can be found on the Gold Award website, with winners announced Thursday 5 July.

ENDS


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