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by Melissa Finch | 23 May 2018

The Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2018 are upon us, and the ceremony itself is fast approaching. The finalists have recently been announced and anticipation is growing for the reveal on Wednesday 13 June 2018 where this year’s winners will be declared. 

The Derby Telegraph Business Awards aim to celebrate success and recognise achievement of people and companies within Derbyshire who are making a real difference to the local community. Not only does winning an award mean recognition for the company and the important work they do, but it also boosts morale for the workforce too. 

Sellick Partnership sponsor the Derby Telegraph Business Not-for-Profit Organisation Award, and have done so for the past four years. Sponsoring the award is hugely important to us because we firmly believe that each winner’s achievements and contributions to Derbyshire need to be recognised and rewarded. Nikki Kinsey, Associate Director at Sellick Partnership is truly committed to working with not-for-profit organisations and believes that events like this are vital to recognise the work that these organisations do across the region. Awards like this are essential and allow us to build lasting relationships within Derby and the Midlands’ business community.

We decided to take a look back at last year’s winner of the Derby Telegraph Not-for-Profit Organisation Award, Women’s Work, and find out why winning was important to them, and how achieving the award has impacted their organisation in a positive way.

Women’s Work is a charity whose aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. Their work within the community is vitally important and they support over 750 women every year. 

We contacted Women’s Work and asked them what winning the award in 2017 meant to them, and how achieving the Not-for-Profit Organisation Award helped them to continue their life-changing work in the community. 

Diane Whitehead, Development Manager at Women’s Work said; “Women’s Work was delighted to receive the Derby Telegraph Business Not-for-Profit Organisation Award in 2017 as it represents public recognition of our successes and raises the profile of the charity with a broader audience. The coverage of the award in the Derby Telegraph recognised the professional approach of the charity in delivering support to disadvantaged and vulnerable women in Derbyshire, helping them make positive lifestyle choices to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

“The acknowledgment of our success, both on our website and as part of our email footer, has a positive impact both with recipients and with staff who are proud to display evidence of our achievements. Peer recognition from other not-for-profit organisations reassures staff that their work is not taken for granted and is instrumental in fostering motivation and loyalty. Opportunities for celebration are limited in the environment in which we work and as such are very powerful when they occur. Success stories generate feelings of well-being and give incentive to staff who are often faced with difficult and negative scenarios.

“The not-for-profit sector carries out amazing work but it is largely unrecognised. The Derby Business Telegraph Awards bring the silent heroes out of the shadows and into the limelight.”

The awards final will take place on Wednesday 13 June 2018 at the Derby College Roundhouse, Derby. Good luck to all finalists for this year! 
 

To find out more about how Sellick Partnership supports the community click below. 
 

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