EPIC Risk Management has been praised for its efforts in reducing gambling related harm, after receiving ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the Virtual Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020 ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ category.
Now in its fifth year, Barclays award ceremony recognises entrepreneurs and new enterprises that develop ‘exceptional innovation, for creating social change and growth, providing the perfect platform to celebrate some of the UK’s most successful home-grown ventures’.
EPIC Risk Management’s Founder and CEO, Paul Buck said: “We’re delighted to have our work acknowledged in this way. It is important that gambling related harms are kept in focus and the premier national business awards are a great way to keep the spotlight on those across audiences who wouldn’t normally engage in this area.
“These awards will have raised awareness as we approach the new Gambling Act review, and we are very proud that EPIC has helped to do that.”
Earlier this year, Barclays praised EPIC for its work in promoting safer gambling initiatives and supporting local communities, with the gambling harm minimisation consultancy picking up the Barclays Social Entrepreneur Regional Winner award for North of England.
Jim Tattersall, Relationship Manager at Barclays Business added: “The awards are a celebration of the exceptional innovation and leadership entrepreneurs show, disproportionately driving job growth, attracting investment, and creating innovative products and services.
“In what has been a difficult time for businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak it is even more important than ever we celebrate and recognise their achievements. Entrepreneurs are fundamental to the UK’s economic competitive advantage, that shape our todays as well as tomorrows.”