We’re thrilled to have won the Resilience award, in this year’s NatWest SE100 Index, highlighting the UK’s most outstanding social enterprises. During the past year, our team has stepped up, determined to make a difference during the pandemic. Judges, Eddie Finch, a partner at Buzzacott, and Lucy Findlay, CEO of Social Enterprise Mark, had the following to say;
“Bikeworks has demonstrated both a long-term resilience as well as the ability to rapidly adapt during the pandemic. The pandemic posed a real risk to the organisation’s aim of addressing inequalities in cycling. To combat this, Bikeworks were resilient by pivoting their activities, and within a matter of days had begun to utilise their cyclists as a service to deliver medicine and PPE to the most vulnerable, reaching 11 of London’s boroughs over a period of just eight weeks.”
“Promoting inclusive cycling remained at the heart of their purpose. When the lockdown was eased and activities for all ages and abilities continued, Bikeworks used cycling as a means of reducing the isolation and loneliness which many had felt like a direct impact of the pandemic.”
“We were looking for those that could show a real track record of grit and determination over the years, not only over this current crisis. I would like to congratulate the winner Bikeworks whose team have shown this in spades, not only in terms of their trading and adaptability but also their consistently great social impact – in short, they have shown sustained social entrepreneurial flair.”
To find out more, visit the Pioneers Post website here.