08 Nov PRESS RELEASE: Oakleaf ‘Community Hero’ Winners for 2022
On Thursday 3rd November, local mental health charity Oakleaf Enterprise won the ‘Community Hero’ award as part of the Surrey Business Awards for 2022.
The much-anticipated awards, organised by The Platinum Media Group, are the largest of its kind in Surrey. Hundreds of the county’s leading innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs gathered for the prestigious black-tie event, held at G-Live in Guildford, to celebrate their achievements over the last twelve months.
The awards ceremony was hosted by British actress, writer and comedian Jo Caulfield, which recognised all kinds of businesses, large and small, across different sectors in Surrey. This year saw a record-breaking number of nominations for each category, with hundreds of applicants whittled down to just eighty finalists. The sixteen winners included individuals and organisations from a wide range of sectors, including technology, health, retail and marketing.
Oakleaf’s Chief Executive Officer Clive Stone, said: “We were delighted to have been recognised by our peers and contemporaries, but also by the business sector across Surrey in winning this award. It is very humbling to know that the Oakleaf staff team delivers pivotal support for adults with mental health problems, which in turn is crucial for their wellbeing.”
Oakleaf would like to congratulate all those shortlisted as well as thank each and every one of its supporters, volunteers and staff for helping them to provide vital mental health and wellbeing support for hundreds of individuals across Surrey.
The Guildford-based charity is extremely proud to have had the opportunity to raise awareness of its services and its overall vision to continue to improve the lives of people managing their mental health in the community.
Notes to Editors:
Jen Clay – Fundraising Manager, Oakleaf
Oakleaf provides support for clients aged 16-67 through a wide range of wellbeing activities and support groups, work-related training and employment guidance as well as counselling and on-to-one emotional support. The charity also acts as a social enterprise, selling services to the public – the income of which is fed straight back to the charity. Their mission is to foster confidence and reduce social isolation by actively training, engaging and supporting individuals with mental ill-health to empower them to participate as active members of society.
About: The Platinum Media Group
The Platinum Media Group is the leading voice of business in the South East, specialising in magazine publishing and event management. They publish the largest circulation business magazines in the UK including Platinum Business Magazine, Surrey Business Magazine and Dynamic Magazine. Platinum also own and produce the largest business award events in the region including the Sussex Business Awards, the Surrey Business Awards and the Brighton & Hove Business Awards.