COMPASS SUPPORTS HUNTER SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESSES

12 Sep 2019

COMPASS SUPPORTS HUNTER SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESSES

The team at Compass Housing congratulates ProCare on winning the 2019 Hunter Business Chamber Award for Excellence in Social Enterprise.

Compass Housing was the sponsor of this award for the first time.

ProCare is a community based, not for profit charitable organisation that provides a range of mental health services that support individuals, couples, families, children, and organisations to help people realise a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. Its expert team of specialists include psychiatrists, registered psychologists, accredited counsellors, child specialists, workplace trainers, and mediation professionals.

On behalf of ProCare’s clinicians, staff, volunteers, and patients of, spokesperson Nick Sovechles thanked Compass Housing for sponsoring the award.

“It was a terrific night, and an honour to be recognised for the hard work of our team,” Mr Sovechles said. 

“We take tremendous pride in the work we have done to retain high quality mental health professionals, and are very positive about the future prospects,” he said. 

The Hunter Business Chamber Awards are the peak accolade for businesses and organisations based in the NSW Hunter region and heralded as the largest regional business chamber awards in Australia. This year more than 100 finalists competed for 17 awards. The award was presented by Compass Housing Group Managing Director Greg Budworth at a gala ceremony in Newcastle on August 23.

Mr Budworth congratulated ProCare and the other finalists – Allambi Care, Hunter Brain Injury respite Options Inc. I am Here, and Samaritans Foundation.

“Compass too is a social enterprise and, as part of giving back to our community, we thought it important to support other social enterprises by sponsoring this award,” Mr Budworth said.

There are an estimated 20,000 social enterprises in Australia, operating in a wide range of industries, including health and social assistance, transport and storage, manufacturing, accommodation and food services.

ProCare will now go on to the statewide NSW Business Chamber Awards to be held in Sydney on November 22.

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