Local Charity Stepping Stones NI are on cloud nine after scooping two awards at last weeks Lisburn City Business Awards. For the 2nd year the Charity’s Avenue Coffee Shop was awarded the accolade of Best Non Licensed Eating Establishment.

Commenting on her team’s success Carolyn Kerr, Project Coordinator commented: “I am so proud to accept the award on behalf of the team of staff and volunteers who make the Avneue the special place it is. We are offering our customers something special and to receive this sort of recognition is just incredible for us. I hope this will encourage more people to visit our Coffee Shop and indeed the other enterprises run by Stepping Stones.”

The Charity was also awarded the title of “Best Social Enterprise”, an award they were elated to receive.

Chief Officer Paula Jennings commented: “We are all delighted with this success, receiving recognition at these prestigious local awards is amazing and we are all very excited. We are incredibly proud of our Social Enterprises, but even more so of the young people who access them, the exposure that we will get as a result of winning these awards will undoubtedly be of benefit to all at Stepping Stones. I would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet used our Coffee Shops, Picture Framing or Pink Elephant Cards to do so as not only will they receive an award winning service, they will be helping local young people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties.”