Awards & Accreditations When walking into Advocacy Focus HQ, you can't miss our accolades - proudly displayed for all to see. We are very proud of the team behind the scenes who make everything possible and can't thank them enough for their hard work, dedication and commitment. All of our awards are dedicated to our super employees, senior management team, trustees and volunteers who make the work we do so worthwhile. Below are just some of the titles we've earned over the years... Awards Shortlisted for Non-Profit Award and Apprenticeship Award at the Hyndburn Awards 2018 Shortlisted for Charity of the Year, Employer of the Year and the Skills, Education and Training Award at the E3 Business Awards 2018 Winner of Excellence in Engagement (Justine Hodgkinson, CEO) at the North-West Employee Engagement Awards 2018 Shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year at the Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2018 Highly Commended status for Volunteer Manager of the Year at the 2017 North West Charity Awards Shortlisted for Charity of the Year and Volunteer Manager of the Year at the 2017 North West Charity Awards Winners of the 2017 Selnet Enterprise in Society Award for Excellence in Training and Mentoring Finalists at the 2017 Hyndburn Business Awards in the category of Large Business of the Year Winners of the Outstanding Service category at the 2016 National Advocacy Awards, with Highly Commended recognition for Leanne Barber in the Outstanding Advocate category Winners of the 2014 Selnet Enterprise in Society Award for Most Effective Partnership Highly Commended status recognition in the 2011 National Charity Awards for our partnership work in IMCA Accreditations 2017 Quality Performance Mark (QPM) in Advocacy Advocacy Focus has held the highly acclaimed QPM accreditation since 2009, and our most recent glowing review and assessment will see us retain this accreditation until 2019 in the first instance. The QPM accreditation allows Advocacy Focus to demonstrate and prove how effectively and efficiently we are meeting and exceeding the different standards of the nationally recognised Advocacy Charter. 2012 Registered Charity Status Receiving such status allowed Advocacy Focus as an organisation in its own right to compete at the highest level for awareness, support and funds in order to support the very people in our locality who need us the most. 2009 National Advocacy Standards Award Advocacy Focus were proud to be only the fifth organisation in the country to have ever been awarded this accreditation at this time... testament to our pioneering work in our industry! Investors in People... since 2004 The widely coveted Investors in People Award shows the world how well we are committed to the leading, supporting and improving of our people. To mark our 20th Anniversary in 2018, Advocacy Focus will be working towards attaining the 'next level' of recognition for this award, by applying for Bronze status as a minimum.