Just Credit Union shortlisted for prestigious national award

12/09/2017

Just Credit Union, the not-for-profit community bank for Shropshire, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national social enterprise award.

Just’s work has been recognised by Social Enterprise UK, the largest social enterprise network in the country, in the ‘Transformative Community Business’ category. This award recognises locally rooted social enterprises that trade for the benefit of their community and have a track record of delivering real benefits for the community they serve.

A spokesperson for Social Enterprise UK said “Congratulations to those organisations and individuals who have been shortlisted for this year’s UK Social Enterprise Awards. Once again we had an incredible response to the awards with so many fantastic applications.  The quantity and quality of work being done across the UK is hugely inspiring and a real testament to the strength of social enterprise in this country.”

Karen Farrow, Just Credit Union’s Chief Officer, said “Being shortlisted for this award demonstrates to our staff just how much they are valued and the contribution they make both to Just Credit Union and the community.”

Deb Morrison, Financial Inclusion Manager at The Wrekin Housing Trust added “We are delighted to see Just Credit Union shortlisted for this national award. We are proud to work with Just who have brought ethical, low cost lending to our communities, allowing access to quality financial services to the most excluded within our neighbourhoods. They make a real positive impact to our community.”

The UK Social Enterprise Award winners for 2017 will be announced on November 23rd.