FINANCE NEWS: Cardiff training firm wins annual social enterprise tribute

A Cardiff-based firm which provides training opportunities and paid employment to people with learning and physical disabilities, has won the social enterprise of the year award.

Pack-IT, which runs storage, mailing, distribution and online services, became the fifth company to win the awards since they were launched in 1999.

Announcing the award, Small Business Minister Nigel Griffiths said: "This year's winners have been a catalyst for change, breathing new life and opportunity into their communities and serving as an example to others."

He also launched a progress report on the DTI's social enterprise strategy that rolled out last September.

Among the achievements listed are proposals for community interest companies, a public procurement toolkit to help social enterprises win public sector business, a grant for £450,000 and the stipulation that all Business Link operators include support for social enterprise in their business plans.

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