Vi-Ability Managing Director, Kelly Davies, has added to a growing list of accolades by being named as “Leader of the Year” 2012 at the Social Enterprise Wales Awards recently held in Prestatyn.
Kelly has been Managing Director of Vi-ability for nearly three years. Kelly has succeeded in positioning Vi-ability as one of the leading personal development/employment facing sport industry programmes in the UK and Europe for socially disadvantaged participants and has been recognized for producing consistently positive outcomes in relation to engagement, retention and progression.
Wales Co-operative Centre Chief Executive Derek Walker commented, “The quality of nominations this year demonstrated not only the breadth and versatility of the sector but the importance the sector has to communities across Wales. The judges this year had a tough task deciding between a number of very dedicated people and a number of extremely deserving nominees. The winners chosen demonstrate an impressive commitment to their area of expertise and a level of service that is outstanding. We congratulate Crest Co-operative, St Illtyd’s Communities First Partnership, North Wales Credit Union and Kelly Davies and all of the other excellent social enterprises who were shortlisted.”
On receiving her award Kelly paid tribute to the people who have supported her since setting up the Social Enterprise in 2009.
The winners now go through to represent Wales at the UK National finals to be held at Lords Cricket Ground, London in November. Vi-Ability won the “Best Start-Up Social Enterprise” Award help at the o2 Arena last year.