Cycle Systems Academy have been awarded a prestigious SEDA Fast Growth Award by Santander and UnLtd. The SEDA Fast Growth Awards are part of Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) programme which offers social enterprises from across the UK the opportunity to access funding and hands-on support to help them grow in the local community.
As winners of the award, Cycle Systems Academy will receive a £20,000 cash prize and a programme of support to help them further strengthen and grow their business.
Speaking on behalf of Cycle Systems Academy, Director Julia Lally says that not only is this a prestigious award to win but the support and cash award will allow the company to push on with increasing their service offering and expanding the business.
“We are genuinely delighted and honoured to win a SEDA Fast Growth Award” she says
“Since starting the company we have always aimed to offer a first class training provision that will help create employment and this award recognizes these values”
“Going forward, we are looking to invest in our business and continue working closely with our cycle industry colleagues to further enhance the standing of bike maintenance as a career choice” concludes Lally.
Albert Chong, Fast Growth Lead at UnLtd says that winning the award can make a real difference to the company.
"Winning entrepreneurs are driven to use enterprise for good. We are looking forward to helping Cycle Systems Academy and their fellow winners develop their organisations over the coming year so they can take advantage of opportunities such as investment and accelerate to the next level”