Social Enterprise Champion 2021
Social Enterprise Champion 2021 winner Tony Carr of Social Enterprise Solutions CIC ©Andy Ford
Paula Gamester of The Sewing Rooms in Skelmersdale was the Social Enterprise Champion winner in 2019 and presented this award, saying: “I am absolutely delighted to announce that the 2021 Social Enterprise Champion is Tony Carr”.
Tony said “thank you to the judges, and to everybody who has been involved in this awards ceremony. I’m very lucky – I’ve had 2 careers, my first career was 30 years as a retailer in the private sector. I then moved over to the social enterprise sector and it’s given me enormous job satisfaction. Now I enjoy going to work and more importantly I enjoy the results of our work. That work was all money-based, and this sector is all about people. Job satisfaction is everything: when we can see the fruits of our work and see that people’s lives have changed. So, thank you very much for this award!”