The Tall Ships Youth Trust has just been named as British Marine’s first ever “Charity of the Year” despite fierce competition from other charities.
British Marine’s Mike Enser said it had been difficult choosing between charities all doing good work but that “what makes the Trust stand out is its networking with other youth organisations and its strong governance and management.”
BM is a prestigious organisation, the trade body of the UK marine industry, representing thousands of companies ranging from Raymarine and Ocean Safety to Oyster Yachts, Sunseeker, Sunsail and Gill.
BM has made three Awards – the Best Company to Work For, the Best Training and Development Company and, for the first time this year, for the Best Charity. BM’s Chief Executive Howard Pridding said “Our congratulations go to the winners. We all want to be the best at what we do and these organisations can justifiably say that.”
Receiving the Award on behalf of the Trust, Chief Executive Chris Law (left in the picture) said “Our crew, staff and volunteers will be absolutely delighted we’ve won this prestigious Award particularly as 2016 is our 60th Diamond Jubilee. Each year our work makes a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people across the UK and this Award is a much appreciated recognition of the Trust’s impact and achievements and a wonderful thank-you to our team.”