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incredABLE achievement as Co Armagh social enterprise take gongs at NI Gala Awards

The Annual Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards Dinner take place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast earlier this month.

The awards, showcasing the Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland, were attended by over 450 guests from Social Enterprise, Private, Public and Educational Sectors.

The awards ceremony was hosted by UTVs Paul Clark a great supporter of the Social Enterprise Sector.

incredABLE scooped four awards in total; Nigel Hampton, Director won ‘Leader of the Year’ category; Samantha McCartney, Head of Catering won ‘Employee of the Year’ category; Peter Hanna, Volunteer and Trustee came runner up receiving highly commended in the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ category; and the whole incredABLE team came runner up receiving highly commended in the ‘NI Social Enterprise of the Year’ category.

incredABLE is a leading voluntary organisation and social enterprise creating incredible opportunities for incredABLE people, people with a learning/ intellectual disability and autism throughout the Southern Health & Social Care Trust area.

They have a diverse portfolio of work which includes short break and respite provision, six youth clubs, two social enterprise cafes (One Eighty in Mandeville Street, Portadown; and Café incredABLE in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan) as well as many more meaningful and inclusive life opportunities.

Commenting on the awards, Director Nigel Hampton said: “Our team work hard to create incredABLE opportunities that impact enormously on the lives of children and adults with a learning disability & autism locally.

“We are delighted to receive these awards, the recognition it brings, and the platform it gives us to tell our story of what impact and difference we are making.

“This is undoubtedly a team achievement and we are grateful to the many stakeholders who help us fulfil our social purpose.”

Chair of the board of Trustees Mairead McAlinden said: “On behalf of the board of incredABLE, I would like to thank and congratulate our staff, volunteers and fellow trustees for their hard work and commitment which enabled us to secure this recognition.”

To find out more about the work of incredABLE please visit or follow us on social media- Twitter/ weareincredABLE or check out our Facebook pages / weareincredABLE, OneEightyRestaurant & CafeincredABLE

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