Fredericks Foundation have received the honour of being awarded the Citi Microentrepreneurship Award 2019 for Resilience in helping people who struggle to find access to funding.
Launched in 2013 in the UK, the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards were established by the Citi Foundation to recognise best-in-class microentrepreneurs and celebrate the responsible finance sector and their contribution to national economies. The 2019 awards were delivered by a partnership between Responsible Finance and the Citi Foundation.
This award recognises a successful responsible finance provider which has shown resilience and consistency in its delivery of access to finance, especially to groups that often struggle to access finance such as women and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
It celebrates organisations which have shown determination in overcoming difficulties, which have delivered on their targets in changing or challenging market conditions, or which have adapted to survive or grow but stayed focused on their mission.
This Award also celebrates the performance of Responsible Finance providers against up to 6 of the The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 1, No poverty; Goal 3, Good Health and Well-being; Goal 5, Gender Equality; Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities; Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Fredericks were delighted to receive this award and the prize fund of £20,000, which will go a long way to help us continue our work and help others succeed.
Women in Business Awards 2018 - Champion of Change Finalist!
We are delighted to announce that our Founder has been chosen as a finalist in the Champion of Change award for the Women in Business Awards 2018!
This award recognises both women and men who have demonstrated their ability and commitment to raising the value of diversity and inclusiveness in their work environment. They show how their ability to influence or bring about cultural change in the workplace has given rise to more support for gender diversity and equality.
Fredericks Foundation was founded in 2001 by Paul Barry-Walsh, a successful IT entrepreneur. After struggling to start his own company due to lack of funding, Paul wanted to help small businesses experiencing the same adversity to funding he did.
In the years since, Fredericks has transformed the lives of thousands. Fredericks have given entrepreneurs – unattractive to high street banks – a hand up to start their own businesses. To follow a dream, climb out of poverty, look after their families and become economic contributors to society.
Are you looking to start or expand your business?
Fredericks Foundation can help you with startup and growth loans and expert mentors to support you on your journey to success.
Contact us today to find out more on 01276 472722. or visit Our Loans page.