The Big Lemon has come in 9th in the 2010/2011 RBS SE100 Index of fastest growing social enterprises in the UK, a year after it clinched 8th place in the 2009/2010 Index.
The SE100 Index aims to champion the social enterprise sector by highlighting and celebrating growth in the sector, with annual awards for Growth Champion, Impact Champion and Trailblazing Newcomer, and an index of the fastest-growing 100 social enterprises in the UK.
MD Tom Druitt said:
“It’s fantastic that the growth of social enterprise is being celebrated in this way, and I’m chuffed to see The Big Lemon in the top 10 for the second year running. This is quite an achievement and shows just how hard everyone in the team works!”
The Big Lemon is a Community Interest Company founded in 2007 to provide friendly, affordable and sustainable bus services for the community. The company runs two public bus services in Brighton, as well as a festival coach service, a waste cooking oil collection service and a private coach hire service. All the company’s vehicles run on recycled waste cooking oil from local restaurants. The Big Lemon first entered the SE100 Index in 2009/10, coming in 8th. The SE100 index is a Social Enterprise Magazine initiative in association with the The Royal Bank of Scotland.
RBS SE100 Index: http://socialenterpriselive.com/se100/homepage
Download the Index here: http://bit.ly/nNJbn4
Tom Druitt, MD, The Big Lemon