Following almost 18 months of hard work, in January 2018, Southend-based Digital Marketing Agency, Lollipop, were one of three businesses to receive their Bronze Southend Business & Community Charter Bronze award from the Mayor, Councillor Faye Evans.
The Southend Business and Community Charter Awards recognise businesses that are supporting the local community whether that’s through fundraising, volunteering, mentoring, employing apprentices, pro bono work; or anything that helps to ensure we have a thriving, vibrant community.
On their website it says:
An excellent first time application and a very worthy Bronze Award. This small digital marketing company based in Leigh-on-Sea has a strong focus on supporting young people, offering work experience and apprenticeship opportunities. Lollipop Local also support a local charity by providing first class services at a nominal rate.
Their awards scheme is appropriate for organisations of all sizes from a sole proprietor to a large corporate. Awards are available at bronze, silver and gold levels via a two-stage application process. This is to ensure businesses are not only demonstrating appropriate levels of community engagement but are also robust, efficient and compliant.
Stage One – completing the workbook to ensure responsible and ethical operation – must be completed before proceeding to stage Two – application for the award. Evidence of community engagement is required annually; responsible business self-assessment certification is required bi-annually.