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Community run day care centre in Princes Risborough wins prestigious national award

| January 5, 2018

A community run day care centre based in Princes Risborough has won a prestigious national award.

The Princes Centre in Princes Risborough were crowned the winners in the ‘Not for Profit Business of the Year’ category at the SME National Business Awards 2017 held at Wembley Stadium on Friday 1st December 2017.

The Princes Centre were the regional winners of Community Business of the Year at the inaugural SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards held in Milton Keynes back in March 2017.

Following their with at the SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards, the Centre decided to enter the National Business Awards in the fiercely contested Not for Profit Business of the Year category. With the odds stacked against them and alongside such strong national competition the Centre were thrilled to be crowned the winners.

A member of the judging panel was quoted as saying: ‘This is a team in a community building a solid business for continued success, their revenue stream is difficult to attain but they have focus and drive. Their obvious passion to keep this service going is a massive credit to professional and caring balanced approach.

Since 2012 The Princes Centre has been run by the local community when a Social Enterprise was formed and a charitable foundation was established. It has a highly trained dedicated team who offer day support to older people with dementia or those who feel isolated and in need of friendship, as well as younger people with learning disabilities or who suffer with mental illness.

Vice-Chairman of Trustees, Matthew Walsh, said of the Centre’s success: ‘Winning this National Award during our five year anniversary is a wonderful recognition for everybody past and present involved in the Centre.

Further information on The Princes Centre can be found on The Princes Centre website.

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