A Brighouse company has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity. Lattitude7 is one of 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Lattitude7 has been recognised for its excellence in Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility. Employing 1 full-time, 2 part-time staff and 16 Associates, Lattitude7 was set up in 2010 and provides training in personal development, teamwork, leadership, and business improvement. A large part of their work is a CSR initiative where 30% of their efforts are provided in-kind and directly focused on helping disadvantaged individuals and groups. This pro-bono element is geared to promoting opportunity and achieving significant change in the lives of others, especially their acquisition of skills, attitude, confidence, and resilience, to have a better chance of finding and staying in work or self-employment.
Founder and owner of Lattitude7, Dr. Martin Haigh MBE said: “It is an absolute honour for our business to be recognised with a Queen’s Award. We have worked hard to support the disadvantaged, especially in the Calderdale community, and it is especially pleasing to see young people gain the confidence and skills to enter the world of work. I would like to sincerely thank our staff, associates, suppliers, partners and clients for their support during the past 11 years and I wish all our participants the very best of good fortune with their employment.
To have achieved the highest recognition possible for any British business is just amazing and a real testament to the collective effort of the team and our supporters. It will give us a morale boost, especially during these challenging times and has improved our confidence and sense of pride. The Award provides our company with independent validation as being not only a business that can prosper in a commercial marketplace but also provides important social value for people in the local community.”
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years. Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the winners who have clearly demonstrated outstanding success in their respective fields.