Groundwork North Wales is committed to improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of North Wales.

Our commitment to our projects and the difference we have made and are making in communities across North Wales is shown not only by the impact our projects are having in these local communities but by the recognition we have received from our peers.


Inspire! Tutor Awards  

Inspire! Tutor Awards 2024

Members of the training team, Teleri Jones and Jo Pearce, were selected as finalists for the Inspire! Tutor Awards 2024.

  Celebrating Adult Tutors at the Inspire! Awards
WISE100 Awards  

WISE100 Environmental Champion

Awarded to Karen Balmer (CEO). This award recognises a woman doing pioneering work in the social enterprise space with a focus on climate change and environmental issues.

Chamber Recognition Awards 2023  

Make a Difference Award

Caffi Cyfle has been recognised for the positive impacts they make in the local community by West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce.

NatWest SE100 Index 2023  

Top 100 Social Enterprises

Groundwork North Wales has been recognised in the top 100 social enterprises in the UK for the 4th year running in the NatWest SE100 Index 2023.

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NatWest SE100 Index Awards  Finalist





SE100 Awards

Finalists in the #SE100 Awards in the following categories Impact Management, Climate, and Leader of the Year for Karen Balmer our CEO! 

Receiving a Highly Commended in the Impact Management category. 

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Great British Awards Community & Business 2023  

Employer of the Year

Judges comments: This organisation has close knit staff teams working in an environment which empowers and encourages them to thrive. Their financial results demonstrate resilience, growth and sustainability. The "feel good" factor of this employer is truly evident.


NatWest SE100 Index 2022



Top 100 Social Enterprises

Groundwork North Wales has been recognised in the top 100 social enterprises in the UK for the 3rd year running in the NatWest SE100 Index 2022.

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NatWest SE100 Index 2022 




Climate Champion 

The SE100 Climate Champion is a pioneering organisation leading by example and inspiring others to work against climate change and towards a greener, more resilient future.

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Inspire! Awards






Wales for Future Generations award

Shining a light on green skills-based projects, ventures, and schemes across Wales by recognising individuals, projects or communities who are taking action and developing learning pathways.


Social Business Wales awards 2022







Environmental Social Enterprise

Demonstrating excellence in the vision and strategic direction, clear leadership and management of the organisation. A clear evidenced environmental impact, showing sustainability in terms of profit and growth with good brand awareness and communication outputs. Commitment to holistic impact beyond core social/environmental mission, including promoting diversity & inclusion.


Social Business Wales awards 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Women in Social Enterprise

Awarded to Karen Balmer (CEO). This award recognises a woman working in the senior leadership team of a social enterprise who represents excellence in her field of work and inspires and empowers other women to achieve.