SIMON Baynes MP, congratulates Chirk based social enterprise on final appearance at UK Awards.

Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, has congratulated Glyn Wylfa on becoming a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards and their director, Brian Colley, becoming a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for Arts Manufactures and Commerce) in recognition of his contribution to Glyn Wylfa.

Glyn Wylfa, based in Chirk, is a finalist in the Transformative Community, Business Category. Glyn Wylfa was established eight years ago for the benefit to the local community. The Café receives over 43,000 visitors per year, employs 13 and is open 7 days a week and the business centre houses a number of successful businesses, plus the local Police Station, that in total employ approximately 30 local people.

There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK contributing £60bn to the UK economy, each one being set up to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to the climate emergency.

Mr Baynes recently visited Glyn Wylfa in July 2021 and was able to learn more about the role that they play in ensuring that the local community in Chirk is able to benefit as much as possible from their success.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprises, recognise the nation’s most pioneering social enterprises. Glyn Wylfa will be joining other shortlisted organisations at the prestigious awards ceremony to be held at London’s iconic Guildhall on 8 December.

Simon Baynes MP said:

“I would like to congratulate everyone at Glyn Wylfa on their incredible achievement of being shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Awards. This is an incredible accomplishment and is testament to the hard work and commitment shown at Glyn Wylfa. I recently visited Glyn Wylfa in July to congratulate the team on their success and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the awards ceremony next month.

“I also want to pay special tribute to Brian Colley, who has been invited and accepted as a Fellow of the RSA, in recognition of his contribution as a Director of Glyn Wylfa, demonstrating the power of social enterprise and its economic, social and cultural impact on Chirk. And I know this will enable Brian to influence thinking on the huge benefits and impact of Social Enterprises on local communities.”