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Second Mountain shortlisted for national social enterprise award

Purpose-driven Second Mountain Comms has been selected as a finalist for the UK’s top ‘Mission Possible’ business at the 2022 Small Awards, following a record number of applicants.

Second Mountain Comms, the specialist consultancy that helps purpose-driven companies and charities reach new heights, has been shortlisted for the ‘Mission Possible’ category at this year’s Small Awards.

Now in its sixth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 6 million small firms.

Second Mountain was established during the first national lockdown and launched in August 2020, with the aim of helping good people do good by amplifying their achievements and purpose through meaningful communications.

The Bath-based consultancy works with a highly selective portfolio of clients, all of whom work with purpose; clients include therapeutic services charity Somewhere House Somerset, international humanitarian charity People against Poverty, eco-florist Young Blooms, change-driven agency Naturally Social and mental health charity Charlie Waller. The business commits 20% of its time to pro-bono work, is a Gold ethical member of the Business against Poverty change movement and is part of the Better Business Act coalition.

Following a record-breaking number of applications, Second Mountain Comms has been chosen as one of eight finalists for the Mission Possible Award for best best social enterprise that recognises a small business that is driven by its mission over and above financial performance and that benefits a group, a community or society more widely.

Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain, comments:

“The Small Awards is an opportunity to applaud all the inspiring, positive things that these fabulous, finalist entrepreneurs have achieved over the last year, particularly as we start to move forwards once again. The phenomenal number of applications, and their incredibly high standard, has been fantastic to see. Second Mountain Communications should be extremely proud of being shortlisted for this award. The Small Awards is all about championing and spotlighting the nation’s small firms, and we’re so excited to finally be able to celebrate with them again in person this year.”

With eleven unique categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism and resilience of the UK’s small business sector, across everything from mission-led start-ups, to longstanding family firms, to the nation’s leading sole traders.

Ben Veal, Founder and Director of Second Mountain Comms, adds:

“Second Mountain emerged during the most challenging of times, but also at a time of real opportunity for our world to do things differently, and better, going forward. Purpose has never had more resonance and relevance than it does today; it’s a real privilege to share the stories and accomplishments of great people and causes that are making a positive difference, and being shortlisted for Mission Possible at The Small Awards is a huge honour.”

Judged by a panel of enterprise experts, the winners of all categories, along with the overall winner of Small Business of the Year, will be announced on 19 May 2022.

After being held online for two years due to the pandemic, the awards ceremony will return in person this year to take place at St John’s Church in London.


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