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Impact Northeast – Lloyds Competition

Impact Northeast CIC is a social enterprise based in the Hendon area of Sunderland, I my proud to announce that we have been selected as 1 of 4 community businesses in our area by Lloyds Community business teams, we will  go head to head in a public vote early next month. I set the community interest company up in September 2013 with the support and advice from SES in Hendon, UnLtd, the University of Sunderland’s Enterprise place and Malcolm Hewitt. The company offers a wide range of services to; communities and families, educational setting and commercial and public sector. Currently we support 3 schools, 2 community organisations, 3 companies and since April 2014 we have 56 community based clients spread across our training, counselling and support groups. When we found out that one of our clients had nominated us for the Lloyds Business in the community we were so humbled that in such a short space of time we had made such an impact in somes life.  Our client said “I had suffered from ill health and been socially excluded for many years, I would not go the school to collect my child, or attend family parties. I now get involved in a wide range of activties, I am gaining qualifications and doing things I never thought was possible I can not thank them enough for supporting me to change my life”. Reccently Vince Robson, Business Development Manager at the University, had said the following when I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast moved into their premisies: “Sharon has shown that with hard work and determination you can thrive and grow a business in even the most difficult of economic times. “We are very proud to have supported her and although sad to see her move out of The Enterprise...

Making an I.M.P.A.C.T

Following an increase in demand for its services I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast CIC, a new social enterprise which provides services to schools and local communities, has relocated into the heart of the City Centre. Set up at the University of Sunderland’s Enterprise Place by counselling student Sharon Boyd, the business provides one to one, as well as group support, which empowers and helps individuals and families to rise above difficult circumstances. I.M.P.A.C.T helps its clients to build relationships, improve confidence, capability, skills, behaviours and confidence. It helps individuals to gain a clearerpurpose and provides them with a genuine insight into the world of work. “Seeing my dream come to life is the most amazing feeling in the world! My vision is to channel my passion for social equity and improvement to support growth within our communities.” Sharon Boyd, founder of...

Social enterprise makes an IMPACT

I.M.P.A.C.T  making an impact The relocation of a new Social Enterprise to Sunderland City Centre is set to make a real difference to local communities. Following an increase in demand for its services, I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast CIC, a new social enterprise which provides services to schools and local communities, has relocated into the heart of the city centre. Set up at the University of Sunderland’s Enterprise Place by counselling student Sharon Boyd, the business provides one to one, as well as group support, which empowers and helps individuals and families to rise above difficult circumstances. I.M.P.A.C.T helps its clients to build relationships, improve confidence, capability, skills and behaviours. Having developed the business with the support of the Enterprise Place, Sharon realised she needed a dedicated space to help grow the business and broaden her networks and service offer. She approached Sustainable Enterprise Strategies (SES) an organisation based in Hendon, Sunderland, which has a history of supporting the development of community focused organisations. During Sharon’s time at The Enterprise Place she went on to forge an alliance with two other graduates enterprises – Susan Burns Counselling and Anna Heyman Research. The work of Susan and Anna complements the service set of I.M.P.A.C.T Moving into new premises at SES means I.M.P.A.C.T can now deliver its support through a dedicated family therapy room. Speaking about the benefits of the move, Sharon said: “Moving into our new premises places us in the heart of the city allowing everyone easy access by public transport. We now have our own family therapy room with access to further rooms as and when required which will make a...