Succeeding in business

Business award winners

Enable East was immensely proud of our success at the Colchester Business Awards in 2013, taking home not one but two awards.

Winners of the Business to Business category, we felt that the award recognised the unique offering that Enable East could provide, and celebrated our successes in the numerous projects and initiatives we had been involved in.

Enable East Director Susannah Howard also won Business Woman of the Year. Susannah said of the awards: “We’re a rare example of an  independent business unit within the NHS that delivers an annual surplus that is then invested in local NHS services. Winning Business to Business and Business Woman of the Year really has meant so much to us. It’s a reminder of how far we have come.”

Enable East then went on to sponsor the Business Excellence in the Public Sector award in 2014, an award given to a public sector organisation who can demonstrate they have used a high quality business approach to ensure quality and value in the services they deliver to their local community.

An example of best practice

Enable East was delighted when independent evaluation company Ecorys chose our Well-being in the East portfolio as an example of best practice for our strategic approach and commitment to linking our portfolio projects with local authorities and NHS commissioners in the region.

Joining us at one of our Learning Network events, Jenny Williams from Ecorys filmed interviews with some of the coordinators of our  Community Resilience Projects, Professor David A. Shore, Cllr Anne Brown, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Well-being, and Susannah Howard, Enable East Director. The interviews aimed to find out how the portfolio helped our projects to connect with commissioners in the hope of securing future funding, enabling them to build a sustainable future.

The clips were developed into a 10 minute video which was shown during Ecorys Well-being Conference at Resource for London in October 2014. Susannah Howard introduced the video at the conference and gave the audience some context as to how the portfolio influenced the lives of people within the Eastern Region for the better. Of the video she said: “We were delighted to be chosen by Ecorys to showcase the Well-being in the East portfolio. We are passionate about the work that we, along with our partner organisations are doing to improve well-being and resilience within our region, and this video really highlights the collaborative working and future sustainability of projects that we are committed to promoting.”

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