Generation Medics, a social enterprise founded by NHS Doctors in Oxford, were delighted to be named the ‘Most Socially Minded Business’ at Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Business Success Awards.
Trends show that the number of socially-driven businesses is rapidly on the rise in the UK, but long before this OxLEP were championing their benefit to communities and economic potential.
Social enterprises like Generation Medics have a clear mission and prioritise making an impact before making a profit. Generation Medics started in Oxford in 2013 to support current and future health, care and life-sciences professionals, particularly those from disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, to lead successful careers. Last year they spent over 13,000 hours impacting more than 3500 young people across the UK. Their work empowers people to make informed decisions about their own future, and connects them with real career opportunities. This improves social mobility whilst reducing educational inequality, by raising aspirations. 100% of participants in their programmes last year would recommend them to others.
“Working for an organisation with a strong social purpose like Generation Medics means it’s not hard to get out of bed in the morning! It’s incredibly fulfilling to know that everyday the work that our team here does is having a direct impact on people across the country. That’s what I love about working for Generation Medics” Beth, Project Officer at Generation Medics.
“I’m proud of the impact that Generation Medics is making. Helping even a single person to fulfil their potential is so rewarding and has positive impacts on their health and on the wider community.”
Dr Hinnah Rafique, Founder and Director of Generation Medics.
About Generation Medics: Generation Medics is a multi-award-winning non-profit social enterprise founded in Oxford. We are supported by the NHS and work across the UK, providing young people with the advice, support, opportunities and networks that they need to succeed in a future career in healthcare. Last year we spent 13,000 hours delivering meaningful support to young people face-to-face and even more online.
Sarah, COO at Generation Medics