A COLCHESTER-based heath and social care organisation has been shortlisted for multiple awards.

Provide Community is in the running for three top accolades at this year's Business Culture Awards.

These include Building a Culture of Innovation, Best Non-Profit Organisation and Leading With Purpose (large organisation) in partnership with leadership and development company, ETS.

In 2022, Provide Community won the award for Best Non-Profit Organisation while group chief executive Mark Heasman won the Business Culture Leadership award.

With tough competition from a host of British and global brands, Provide Community has been named as a triple finalist in an awards event which celebrates people and businesses who lead the way in setting up their employees for success by creating a productive and collaborative culture in the workplace.  

Mr Heasman said: “As a values-led organisation, our culture and mission to transform lives through care, innovation and compassion influences everything we do.

"The Business Culture Awards reflect our core purpose as a social enterprise and an employer of choice. 

“We have amazing, talented colleagues who are transforming access to healthcare through innovation, so being shortlisted for that category is particularly exciting.

"When you consider that we sit alongside huge organisations like Transport for  London and AstraZeneca in these awards, it shows just how far we punch above our weight. 

“Our colleagues make a positive difference to lives in NHS and community settings every day, and our commitment to them is to deliver the best possible workplace experience and continue to deliver social value by reinvesting in services and giving back to the communities we serve.” 

Over the last year Provide Community has trebled its charitable grants and donations, handing over more than £500,000 to charities and community groups.

In July 2023, meanwhile, Provide Community’s innovation in healthcare was recognised in the 2023 NHS Parliamentary Awards as part of the NHS’ 75 year celebrations.   

Business Culture Awards winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, 15 November 2023.

It will be compered by actress, writer and presenter Lucy Porter, who has appeared on Mock The Week and Pointless, at the Connaught Rooms, London.