The Ortus Group – NI Social Enterprise of the Year 2016
The Ortus Group are delighted to announce that it has been recognised as the Social Enterprise of the Year at the Social Enterprise NI Awards 2016.
The Social Enterprise NI Awards are a celebration of the positive work the social enterprise industry does throughout Northern Ireland. Attended by over 250 individuals, the enterprises which make up the sector are businesses whose profits are put back into the business or into the community and with primarily social objectives such as social regeneration, community development or health and wellbeing.
The Ortus Group were honoured with the Social Enterprise of the Year accolade from a competitive shortlist of leading Social Enterprises. The company was highlighted for its commitment to social regeneration in West Belfast and the opportunities it gives local businesses through its diverse range of business support programmes and complementary business services; including FLEX Language services and Ortus Property Services.
The Ortus Group was set up in 1988 to encourage new economic activity within the Falls/Shankill interface area of Belfast. Today, Ortus is the largest enterprise agency in Northern Ireland and, through a range of innovative programmes, have successfully assisted hundreds of SMEs. Consisting of 5 enterprises and two hubs, all profits are invested back into the group for social regeneration purposes and the group receives no external funding.
“We are pleased to welcome the Talkin Heads team to Dairy Farm Shopping Centre. The business has been a leading salon in Colin Area for many years and their relocation allows them to continue to serve the local area as well as grow their client base within Dairy Farm.
Dairy Farm Shopping Centre has recently gone through several redevelopments and we are looking forward to announcing a number of new retailers and services coming to the centre in the coming months. In addition, our monthly market is continuing to grow taking place on the first Thursday of each month and continuous events throughout the year. We urge you to keep in touch via Facebook for all centre updates.”