The North East Business Awards
The Skill Mill has been shortlisted as a finalist for The North East Business Awards 'Heart of the Community Award'. The North East Business Awards toast success, celebrate achievement and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing fantastic things in the North East.
The 'Heart of the Community Award' celebrates excellence in corporate, social and ethical activity, and seeks to identify those organisations which best exemplify the social and community spirit which is at the core of North East culture.
The Skill Mill is a multi-award-winning social enterprise which provides employment opportunities for young people aged between sixteen and eighteen. We employ only ex-offenders, actively reducing reoffending whilst increasing engagement, participation, employability and educational levels of the young people to increase their life chances. The Skill Mill brings social and environmental benefits to communities by involving local people directly in the delivery of services.