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STAND4 SOCK SHORTLISTED FOR THE GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS
Stand4 is celebrating after it was announced that the Stowmarket-based company has been shortlisted in the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year’ category in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, which will take place on 25th November at the Ballroom Southbank, Central London, are set to become the recognised standard of excellence amongst entrepreneurs. They mark a new era for entrepreneurship in the UK and this inaugural event acknowledges and celebrates the contribution and inspiration provided by entrepreneurial businesses.
Started by 24 year old, ex-Ipswich pupil Josh Turner, Stand4 socks designs and creates quality colourful socks which help raise awareness of social causes and have a tangible impact through a ‘buy one, give one’ model. Its vision is to re-engage consumers with charities, through everyday products. For Josh Turner, its aim is to give, ‘ordinary purchases, extra-ordinary purpose’.
Only recently launched, there are currently ten designs in stock. To support people in developing countries, each design is linked to each of the 8 United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Stand4 has partnered with a number of internationally focused charities such as WarChild, WomanKind, and Mines Advisory Group to work on social issues. These include education in war zones, promoting woman’s rights and clearing landmines from the Vietnam War. Josh is currently working on a Syrian refugee crisis sock with WarChild.
Josh Turner, Stand4 Socks Founder, comments: “Stand4 is extremely proud to have been shortlisted as one of Great Britain’s top social enterprises in 2015, especially as we are only just launching! I have always loved colourful, eccentric socks, but I am also conscious of the issues some people face in the world today. My start-up was always going to build a social purpose at its core.
“It has been a long year developing this concept with plenty of ups and downs but I am very proud of what we have achieved so far, and we have big plans for the future.”
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For more information on Stand4 Socks please contact:
Josh Turner (Founder)
T – 01449 737876
M – 07834989812
Serial Social Entrepreneur. - Founder of Stand4 Socks & Start-up-Box. New entrepreneurs foundation 2014. School for social entrepreneurs 2015
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