2018 Small Social Enterprise of the Year

Preston Vocational Centre recognised for impact in “Building Skills and Building Futures”.

Preston Vocational Centre (PVC) provides young people with the skills and qualifications to allow them to progress in their adult working lives.

Preston Vocational Centre was set up in 2009 and offers an inclusive learning environment around construction themed courses. Courses are focussed on the needs of learners and supports their progression into new opportunities and the world of work.

They have now supported over 5500 beneficiaries to undertake construction-related courses and have just been awarded the title of Lancashire’s ‘Small Social Enterprise of the Year’.

Preston Vocational Centre is a subsidiary of social housing provider Community Gateway Association.

PVC have recently widened their geographical footprint across Lancashire with the development of new partnerships with schools in nine local authority areas. We have also continued to support grassroots organisations by continuing to deliver a number of community projects, which benefit the local community while enabling our learners to gain real life work experience.

The award was presented by Margaret Porter of Unity Trust Bank.

Category Finalists:
Artz for All C.I.C, In Di Go and U-Night Group (Meet’n’Match)



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