Let Teachers SHINE winner is one of UK’s top 25 ‘trailblazers’

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Hopefully we can use this recognition as a springboard to have an even greater impact upon home learning, something that has only increased in importance in the current climate.

Evie Keough Founder, Boromi

A social enterprise set up by Let Teachers SHINE winner Evie Keough has been named one of the UK’s top 25 ‘trailblazing newcomers’.

Boromi is a community of in-school play libraries that helps parents to support and nurture their child’s early development through powerful, purposeful play together at home.

It has grown at a remarkable rate, reaching hundreds of families. SHINE is currently funding a two-year impact and evaluation report involving schools and parents in Doncaster.

And now, although it has had to dramatically adapt due to Covid-19, Boromi has been highlighted as a ‘trailblazer’ by the prestigious Natwest Business SE100 Index

“We’re absolutely over the moon that Boromi has been recognised as one of 25 ‘Trailblazing Newcomers’ in this year’s Natwest Business SE100 Index,” Evie said.

“It’s even more inspiring when I look at the other amazing social enterprises on the list, and it is a real boost to be considered in the same line-up.

“We’ve had a rollercoaster first couple of years, but I’m so proud of the impact we’ve had already, reaching more than 1,500 families in that time.

“We couldn’t have gotten to this point without the help of a number of amazing partners, including SHINE, and hopefully we can use this recognition as a springboard to have an even greater impact upon home learning, something that has only increased in importance in the current climate.”

Megan Peat, CEO of NatWest Social & Community Capital, said: “Congratulations to all the social enterprises who have made it onto this year’s lists.

“In such incredibly tough times, when we know many of you will be facing some significant challenges, it’s important to recognise the incredible dedication and effort that the UK’s social enterprises have shown in building business solutions to deliver a positive future for some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.”