Nottingham City Business Club nominated for two Base 51 Power In Partnership Awards

Nottingham City Business Club (NCBC), has received special recognition from local charity Base 51 after the organisation was recently shortlisted for two awards as part of the charity’s Power in Partnership awards.

Base 51 devotes its time to young people between the ages of 11 and 25 across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, delivering a range of programmes and services designed to support with building life skills and healthy relationships while preparing for the transition into adulthood.

Since its inception in 1993, the charity has directly supported over 50,000 young people across Nottinghamshire and worked across a range of specialist areas including tackling a lack of sexual health provision, delivering mental health and wellbeing support, sourcing settled accommodation for those who need it and supporting a positive transition into adulthood.

The charity is set to host its Power in Partnership Awards – an event designed to celebrate the amazing work carried out by its partners in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area to support young people.

As a long-standing supporter of Base 51, Nottingham City Business Club has been nominated for the Social Value Programme Award – which celebrates companies in both Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who support Base 51 and other charities through their exceptional corporate social responsibility programmes.

Deborah Labbate, a long standing member of NCBC and current Club President, has also been nominated for the Social Value Champion Award, which celebrates local business people who give their own time to support Base 51 and other charities through their own personal CSR commitments, while encouraging colleagues to become involved in charitable work where possible.

This year’s Power in Partnership Awards will be held at the Nottingham Contemporary on Wednesday 6th March 2024, with winners announced at a glittering ceremony.

Speaking about the charity’s partnership with NCBC, Jo Jepson, CEO at Base 51 said, “Working with the NCBC team over the last two years has been really valuable for the charity – with members raising vital funds through a range of fundraising efforts while helping us to develop new business connections and networks through which we can access further support. We were

recently NCBC’s charity of the year, which really accelerated awareness of what we do and the difference we make to young people locally.”.

Jo continues, “I must also add that Deborah has been instrumental as part of NCBC’s support of Base 51. She actively encourages members to support the charity and provided us with the right platforms from which we could publicise our work to the local business community. She is a real champion for charities locally”.

Deborah Labbate, Club President at Nottingham City Business Club, said “I feel humbled and privileged to be nominated for this award. Base 51 delivers invaluable services to the young people in our city and it’s been a privilege working with Jo Jepson, Verity Woods and the team at Base 51.”

“Speaking as President of Nottingham City Business Club, we really can’t thank our members enough for both their fundraising activities for Base 51 and their participation in numerous other opportunities designed to support the organisation in many different ways.”

Founded in 1924, Nottingham City Business Club provides a forum for senior business people to develop their network and meet potential new business contacts, while hearing the views of influential members of the government and the business sector in a social environment at the Club’s monthly meetings and lunches.

To find out more about Base 51 and to attend other events, visit here.