Social enterprise wins accolade

THE founder of a green-fingered social enterprise based at Lowestoft and Norwich has scooped a national accolade.Trevor Lynn, founder and director of Mow & Grow, was crowned social enterprise Mentor of the Year 2007 at the New Statesman Edge Upstarts awards, which recognise excellence in social enterprise, including providing rich learning environments for the young and disadvantaged.

THE founder of a green-fingered social enterprise based at Lowestoft and Norwich has scooped a national accolade.

Trevor Lynn, founder and director of Mow & Grow, was crowned social enterprise Mentor of the Year 2007 at the New Statesman Edge Upstarts awards, which recognise excellence in social enterprise, including providing rich learning environments for the young and disadvantaged.

He received the award at a ceremony at St James Palace attended by HRH the Duke of Kent and Ed Miliband MP, Minister for the Third Sector.

Mr Lynn said he was “thrilled” to win such a prestigious award and help put Lowestoft on the map as a centre of enterprise.

“It's amazing how small we were just a year ago, and how quickly anyone can make a difference to their community,” he said.

“Now we're providing local authorities with a professional service and alternative to tender contracts to the third sector whilst offering great value and greater corporate responsibility.”