ELCAP recognised for community impact at local business awards

ELCAP recognised for community impact at local business awards


ELCAP has been recognised for making the “Best Community Impact” at Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The news was announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at The Brunton, Musselburgh, on Wednesday 30 March 2022.

Karen Cowe, ELCAP’s Registered Manager and one of the charity’s longest-serving members staff, accepted the award from the Chamber.  Celebrating the achievement, Cowe said:

“Our community is at the heart of everything ELCAP does and I’m delighted and proud that our efforts have been recognised by our local Chamber of Commerce.

The award reflects the care and commitment of our staff over many years.  I want to thank all of our colleagues, past and present, for the part they have played.  I’d also like to thank our partners at East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and Midlothian Council for their ongoing support for our life-changing work.

As always, the most important people at ELCAP are the individuals we support.  I thank all of them – and their families – for allowing us to play a part in their lives, as we support them to be active and valued members of our community.”

Reflecting on ELCAP’s success, Chamber Chief Executive, Karen Ritchie, said

“The Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce was delighted to announce ELCAP as the winner of the Best Community Impact Award for 2022. Not only are they continuing to support 230 individuals in our local community, they are pioneering innovative programmes, investing in staff and sharing best practice with other support agencies. A well deserving recipient that we are proud to work with.”

Other winners at this year’s Business Awards were as follows:

The Local Hero award was won by Councillor John McMillan, Provost and Spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism, East Lothian Council.