Gosschalks wins Hull Daily Mail Community Involvement Award 2014

Gosschalks wins Hull Daily Mail Community Involvement Award 2014

Gosschalks is thrilled to announce it has won the Hull Daily Mail Community Involvement Award 2014.

Last night, companies from across Hull and East Yorkshire came together to celebrate another successful year in business at The Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2014.

The event was held at the Willerby Manor Hotel and was hosted by TV presenter Helen Fospero. The ceremony also featured a speech from politician Lord Mandelson, the High Steward of Hull.

Hull Daily Mail Editor, Neil Hodgkinson, addressed the audience as “the lifeblood of the Hull and East Riding region.

“Without you – and the thousands of other hard-working people like you – we would not have a future and our children would have no inspirational figures to follow.”

Among the 14 winners on the night, Gosschalks is proud to accept the Community Involvement Award.

Steve Savage, Business Development Director at Gosschalks, comments:

“Our community engagement programme is wide-ranging and has the full support of the entire business, so it was a proud moment accepting the award with Nigel and Paul on behalf of all of our colleagues at Gosschalks who now have the recognition they so richly deserve.

“Although, looking around the room, the Community Involvement Award could have gone to any one of the businesses in there. In this city we know how to look after one and other, so we accept the award also on behalf of all the region’s businesses who continue to invest so passionately in our local communities.

“A huge thank you must also go to the Smile Foundation with whom we’ve formed an outstanding partnership, and who make our community engagement so enjoyable and more importantly, so effective.”

Andy Barber, Charity Manager at the Smile Foundation, said:

"We are delighted that the staff at Gosschalks have received the credit they deserve for their sustained outstanding contribution to the community.

“Gosschalks' innovative support to Smile alone over the past three years would be justification for their recent praise.  However, they go above and beyond offering smart support to a wide range of local and national charities both financially and by utilising their wide range of expertise, resources and contacts.

“For me, they lead the way in how a business should approach corporate social responsibility, and we are excited to be part of their long-term future."

Speaking after the ceremony, Neil Hodgkinson said:

“We had a huge number of entries for the awards and I know the judges had a tough time choosing.

“Just getting shortlisted was difficult enough, but the winners really do have something to be proud of."

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