Northumberland-based pub company The Inn Collection Group scooped the leading award at the North East Charity Awards for the Outstanding Charity Support by a Large Company category.
The awards celebrate and recognise the work of North East charities and the businesses and individuals that support them.
The Inn Collection Group was recognised for its commitment to supporting disadvantaged young people across the region through its involvement with charity NE Youth.
Staff at the company from director level to the teams on the ground have fundraised throughout the year – even during Covid and lockdowns – to support NE Youth with events ranging from beach cleans and sporting challenges to clay pigeon shoots.
Managing director of The Inn Collection Group Sean Donkin was also highly commended as Corporate Charity Ambassador of the Year. He said: ‘We are just thrilled to not only have been shortlisted for two awards at last night’s North East Charity Awards, but to have also won the Outstanding Charity Support award. Whilst the past year has been tough for our industry, it’s also had a huge impact on those in need and I’m very proud of everyone here at The Inn Collection Group for working harder than ever to help. Huge congratulations to all the winners and nominees, what a fantastic achievement by all.
“We are proud to support NE Youth and their amazing work providing opportunities to under privileged children in the region.
“Investing in young people and giving them access to the opportunities they deserve is something our entire team here at The Inn Collection Group believes in. We look forward to supporting NE Youth further as our chosen charity and playing an active role in helping young people achieve their potential.”