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Millennium Point named Third Sector Organisation of the Year

Posted on Friday September 13, 2019

Millennium Point is celebrating after being named Third Sector Organisation of the Year at a major Birmingham awards ceremony.

The team donned black-tie attire to attend this year’s Birmingham Post Business Awards event, held at the International Convention Centre.

Being shortlisted alongside Baby Lifeline and Witton Lodge Community Association was already an honour but the judging panel, chaired by Birmingham Post editor-in-chief Marc Reeves, deemed Millennium Point worthy of taking home the award.

Millennium Point team receiving the award for Third Sector Organisation of the Year

Profits from our commercial activity as a property owner, award-winning events venue and office space are used by the Millennium Point Trust to fund initiatives supporting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and education in the region. Our main charitable outputs include our small grants initiative, which grants up to £20,000 to schools, colleges, not-for-profits and charities to develop their STEM projects and facilities; and the Millennium Point Scholarship (which is open for 2020), which awards one young person in the West Midlands a fully funded undergraduate degree at Birmingham City Univeristy’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Abbie Vlahakis, Millennium Point CEO, said: “The Birmingham Post Business Awards brought together the very best of the city’s business community and we are incredibly proud to have been selected as Third Sector Organisation of the Year.

“Working at Millennium Point offers so much variety to our team but our charity work is something we are all particularly proud of, so to be recognised for this is a real honour.

“I would like to thank all of our amazing staff for helping us achieve this – everyone here is a valued, crucial member of the team.

“I would also like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees on the evening, it was great to see that business in Birmingham is thriving.”

In 2018 alone, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust invested £4.8m back into the region through projects, events and initiatives that support the development of STEM learning.

Please see this section of our website for further information on our charitable work.