Inaugural Ethical / Social Enterprise Business Award winner

Thursday, 30 May 2019


The Trading Circle has won the inaugural Inner West Council Ethical / Social Enterprise Award at the 2019 Inner West Business Awards.

The Trading Circle assists women and their families who face barriers to gaining economic independence.

The Trading Circle delivers a range of programs that create lasting and tangible change, such as their Four Brave Women program which empowers refugee and asylum seekers build their own small food businesses.

The program gives the women experience working in a commercial kitchen, serving customers and managing the day-to-day running of a small business.

They receive training in food handling, cooking, bar work, barista work and general hospitality.

Council’s inaugural Excellence in Access Award has been won by Palace Cinemas Norton Street for creating inclusive spaces that benefit people and customers with a disability.

Last year the Palace Cinemas introduced Open Captions, which provides text and sound description on screen for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Palace Cinemas Norton Street also has easy access for customers with mobility requirements, including wheel chairs.

Council sponsors these two new awards that recognised businesses who are delivering innovative work with strong social, environmental an economic impact.

For a print quality image of a winning business, contact the Communication team. 

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