For the second year in a row, a WREN member, and subscriber to its flagship Corporate Community Engagement initiative, has won the best “Employer Demonstrating Support for Local Communities” award at the Wiltshire Voluntary and Community Awards.
Wiltshire Responsible Employer Network (WREN) brings employers together across the county to help fulfil their corporate social responsibilities.
Its Corporate Community Engagement initiative seeks and develops creative and mutually beneficial collaborations between businesses and local charities and community groups.
Chippenham based IT solutions company, Avagio, picked up the award for the range of valuable and creative ways it engages and supports local communities in Wiltshire.
Managing director, Adam Morris, said “We were delighted to the win this award and although we have won other awards for business performance, the team are especially proud of this award as it is about giving back – something we believe that all profit making businesses should engage in.
"We joined the WREN Corporate Community Engagement initiative earlier in the year to develop new ways to engage and support local communities. We would strongly encourage other business to get involved!”
Amey, one of WREN’s early members and the first to participate in the Corporate Community Engagement initiative, won the same award last year.
One of the ways Avagio supports the local community is to provide WREN member, Wiltshire Blind Association with free IT support, worth around £9,000 to date, which importantly, has enabled the charity to serve a further 350 people in the county.
And it goes to prove that community engagement isn’t just for large corporates. Avagio is a small, but growing local company. For more information visit their website: http://www.avagio.co.uk/
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