An “incredible transformation” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic saw Grantham-based sports charity Inspire+ named Business of the Year.


Grantham Journal Article - Inspire+ success

Grantham Journal Article – Inspire+ success

A considerable highlight was converting its annual ‘Mini Olympics’ – held each year at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium in Grantham – into a virtual event. Inspire+ CEO Vincent Brittain said: “I’m really proud to be a recipient of the award in such a testing time. “It’s a reflection of all the hard work and dedication that all of our staff have put in, in arguably the most testing times that we’ve ever faced. “During the first lockdown, I was so impressed with my staff and how they adapted our services. “You don’t do these things to win awards, it doesn’t even cross your mind. You’re giving a service to people. It’s just lovely for my staff to get that recognition in a really tough year for everyone.”

Judging of the Business of the Year category was led by Steve Goulder, property director of Oldrids & Downtown. This year, the judging panel came together to choose a category winner. Cameron Ford, managing director of Reflect Recruitment, said: “Anyone who knows Inspire+ will know how impressive they had already become as an organisation pre-pandemic. “All enterprises have had to transform themselves this last year; the transformation of Inspire+ to be able to continue to support the primary and secondary schools, parents and children they work with was immediate and has been nothing short of incredible.

“They have managed to take an organisation based entirely on face to face interaction completely virtual, even co-ordinating a virtual Mini Olympics this year, all of which is to ensure that they help young people in our area to be healthy, happy and active.”

Original article sourced from The Grantham Journal: GJBA Inspire+