North East Sensory Services wins business award

A North-east charity helping local blind and deaf people has won a prestigious business award.

By Kevin McRoberts
Friday, 2nd April 2021, 6:15 am
Graham Findlay, chief executive of North East Sensory Services.
Graham Findlay, chief executive of North East Sensory Services.

North East Sensory Services (NESS) triumphed in the ‘Making a Difference’ category at the Northern Star Business Awards.

It was recognised for the work it does in helping achieve independence for people living with sensory impairments across Aberdeen and the north of Scotland.

The annual awards are organised by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and took place virtually as a result of Covid restrictions.

The award is the latest boost for NESS, which earlier last week revealed it had received a significant donation from Apache North Sea.

NESS’s mission is for blind and deaf people to achieve as much independence as possible, and to contribute to society to the same level as those without sensory impairments. It supports people in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee and Moray.

Graham Findlay, chief executive , said: “We’re thrilled that our work has been recognised. There was some fantastic competition and we’re proud that the judges selected NESS for this prize.

“Our key mission is to make a life-changing difference to people with sensory impairments and give them the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

“As we begin to think about recovery from the Covid pandemic, achieving more independence for blind and deaf people has never been more important.

“They’ve endured more than most, but they can also play a key role economically and socially as the north of Scotland recovers.”