Harbour Wins Charity of the Year Award!

Date: 22nd February



We are delighted to have been awarded Charity of the Year at the South West Business and Community Awards 2023! 

This award recognises the importance of Harbour’s many projects and services to the community and celebrates our success in supporting over 170 people into independent living over the past 12 months.

The ceremony was held at The Double Tree by Hilton, Swindon, and Harbour was represented by Rachel from HR and Emma and Alice from our graduate scheme.  

Feedback from the judges stated, “The vital work you do in looking after our communities most vulnerable is humbling!” While accepting the award, Rachel said a few humble words on behalf of Harbour, sending thanks to the judges and kind wishes to the other brilliant entrants in our category. 

The South West Business and Community Awards recognise and celebrate businesses and organisations who have made outstanding achievement in the past 12 months across the region. This year, they received a record-breaking 460 entrants which were judged by esteemed entrepreneurs to shortlist nominees from which to select winners.  


"After winning in 2020, we didn’t think Harbour would be recognised again."

Harbour’s Chair of Trustees, Mark Steer, said, “We are delighted to have won Charity of the Year. After winning in 2020, we didn’t think Harbour would be recognised again, but it is an immense achievement with thanks to staff, clients, volunteers, neighbours and everyone else who has supported us. We are extremely proud of the work we do in Cornwall, so we were absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for this award alongside other charities who do such brilliant work across our wider region.”

As regional winners, we are very excited to be going to the Great British Business and Community Awards this April. Wish us luck!

This is an amazing achievement for us as a Cornish charity and we want to say a huge thank you to our residents, staff, partner agencies, trustees, neighbours, volunteers and everyone else for their continued support.

Photos courtesy of Debbie Hare Photography.