Adding Value is delighted to have won the Good Small Business of the Year Award in the Administrative and Support Services Category.
The Good Small Business Awards are the UK’s first business sustainability awards with entries exclusively reserved for small businesses. The judges were looking for small businesses that have shown progress in embedding sustainability strategies across the four awards pillars – Purpose, People, Planet, Profit – with applications backed up by verifiable evidence. The shortlisting criteria focussed on identifying evidence of responsible business practices that take conscious and ongoing steps to ensure that, not only do they reduce harmful impacts, but that their impact is good – for people, for communities, for the planet.
Helping the social economy
With over 300 entries, a great variety of different sectors and industries from all over the UK were represented. The diversity on display – both in terms of geographical origin and working sphere – demonstrated fantastically a growing dedication to responsible business practices.
The judges sought verifiable evidence of responsible practices and conscious efforts to reduce harmful impacts, while creating positive outcomes and applauded the numerous ways in which the entries demonstrated the strategic importance of sustainability to their business or organisational activities.
Adding Value’s entry highlighted the company’s main purpose of helping the social economy to thrive. The company supports purpose-led organisations to manage their growth and financial sustainability in the best way possible – and this has supported many of their clients to grow strongly, create new jobs and win new grants and investments.
As a carbon-neutral company, a Real Living Wage Employer with 16 employees, and signature to the Good Business Charter, the company is committed to making a significant difference in creating a better world.
Taking a ‘social impact first’ approach
Matthew Brown, Adding Value’s founder and managing director, said:
“It’s great that the value of our ‘social impact first’ approach to accountancy and financial management is being recognised. By taking a purpose-driven rather than profit-driven approach, we can work more closely and in partnership with our clients. We can have a more positive impact this way, both directly through what we do and by enabling the amazing work that our clients do. I’d like to thank the talented team at Adding Value, whose hard work and dedication to supporting our clients has made all this possible.”