fit2cook food education and The Southern Co-operative have been recognised for their impact in the South East as part of Business in the Community’s 2014 Responsible Business Awards. The Responsible Business Awards are the UK’s longest-running and most respected corporate responsibility awards set up to champion and raise awareness of the best examples from across the UK of business making a positive difference.
The Local Impact Awards specifically celebrate companies and individuals who are creating local impact in their community, through initiatives such as volunteering and inspiring young people with work placements. fit2cook achieved a highly commended in the Collaborative Action Category for their work with the Southern Co-operative on the Create & Cook Competition.
Min Raisman from fit2cook said: "It is great that our work with schools and the wider food community along the South Coast has been recognised by Business in the Community. We are delighted to have won this award with The Southern Co-operative for our work celebrating local food and nurturing young talent".
Fit2cook was presented with the Local Impact Award at the Solent Responsible Business Awards Showcase on the 12th June at Langstone Technology Park, Havant.
Commenting Stephen Howard, Business in the Community’s Chief Executive said: “ All year round forward thinking, responsible businesses and exceptional individuals in the South East make a significant and valuable contribution to society, working towards developing more resilient communities, stimulating local economies, creating diverse, skilled and healthy workforces and addressing skills shortages. Our Local Impact Award achievers are at the heart of driving genuine change within local communities. I congratulate fit2 cook for this achievement. We hope their example will inspire many more businesses along the South Coast to put responsible behaviour at the heart of how they do business.”
For further information about the 2014 Awards categories including the full list of winners and their case studies visit www.bitc.org.uk/our-resources/case-studies/southern-co-operative-create-and-cook-competition
Picture: Right to left - Phil Ponsonby, Head of Food Retailing, The Southern Co-operative; Min Raisman, Director of fit2cook food education; Gemma Lacey, Head of Sustainability, The Southern Co-operative