Congratulations to TEC member Michelle Sharp, CEO of Kilmarnock Enterprises
Kilmarnock have been awarded the ‘Hardwired for Social Good Award’, at the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network Awards 2018.
A Christchurch-based social enterprise that provides employment, training and support to people with disabilities. By providing a supportive paid work environment, teaching adults with a range of abilities the skills needed to transition into open employment.
Operating for 60 years, Kilmarnock is one of NZ’s oldest social enterprises. In 2011 the organisation lost the Anzac Poppy contract, and with it 30% of revenue. As a result it transformed the business, focusing on its unique competencies. It is now a commercially successful, diverse contract manufacturing business with a strong reputation for quality and professionalism.
This award is presented to an organisation that is consistently improving people’s lives through its day to day business practices. To win this award, Kilmarnock had to beat some major businesses; Fonterra, z Energy, Sudima Hotel group and many other socially responsible groups.