We are delighted to announce our Social Enterprise Guru Stephanie Reid has been included in the Northern Ireland Most Inspirational Women Awards 2016!

Stephanie has been with The Ortus Group since 2011 with over 25 years’ previous management experience. She joined as a Business Adviser and soon her passion for Social Enterprise drove the launch of the West Belfast Social Enterprise hub which is now into its second year of helping and supporting local businesses.

In the first year of the hub, Stephanie helped set up 48 social enterprises, more than 30 CIC groups and assisted the over 600 people who utilised the hub facilities. She also recently helped launch the West Belfast Works Self Employment programme with Upper Springfield Development Trust (USDT), which in its first 4 months has helped 17 local entrepreneurs start up their own business in West Belfast.

The awards, in their first year, are run by Business First and aim to highlight the most inspirational women in business throughout Northern Ireland. With 66 local women nominated, it was Stephanie’s friends, colleagues, peers and clients who all voted for her to be recognised in the top 20.

Congratulations Stephanie, all at Team Ortus are so proud of you!

“I am delighted to be recognised in this manner, it means so much that people took the time to vote for me. I also wouldn’t be able to my job without the great team at Ortus, it is really an honour and privilege to work with so many great people and do something that I really enjoy.”

Stephanie Reid

Business Adviser, The Ortus Group