GHS Enterprise – about us

GHS Enterprise is a non-profit making subsidiary company of the Gujarat Hindu Society – a registered charity that provides a range of social and cultural facilities for local people.

GHS Enterprise was founded in 2004, with a remit to raise funds that could be ploughed back to support the local community and to help finance the various services provided at the GHS Centre. In order to achieve this goal, it generates revenue by hiring out the Centre’s many meeting and conference rooms and by delivering a professional conference support service.

Today, GHS Enterprise is a thriving business that counts amongst its many clients local authorities, NHS Trusts, community groups and private businesses of all sizes. The GHS Centre hosts numerous education classes and incorporates an IT suite that is freely available for use by local residents.

Awards

  • GHS Enterprise was named the Social Enterprise of the Year in the Northwest Development Agency’s Ethnic Minority Business Forum NW Awards for 2008.
  • The company was a finalist in the social enterprise category of the 2008 ‘Be Inspired’ Business Awards, which are run each year by North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.
  • GHS Enterprise has also achieved a ‘highly commended’ rating for business tourism in the Lancashire & Blackpool Tourism Awards.

In March 2008, the Gujarat Hindu Society’s not-for-profit business, GHS Enterprise Limited, was named as Social Enterprise of the Year in the Northwest Ethnic Minority Business Forum Awards. The GHS Centre management team received this prestigious accolade at a special ceremony held at the City of Manchester Stadium.

The Northwest Ethnic Minority Business Forum was established by the Northwest Regional Development Agency and its annual awards are intended as a means of recognising and rewarding the huge contribution that BME individuals and businesses make to the regional economy. The evening ceremony took place on 13th March and was hosted by BBC1’s regional news presenter Ranvir Singh.

The Social Enterprise of the Year award is presented for outstanding success in setting up an organisation managed by and for a community.GHS is a registered charity that in 2004 made

the innovative decision to set up a social enterprise that would raise income to support charitable activities. In this, the company has been very successful. It is founded within a faith community group that maintains its cultural and social values whilst engaging with the wider community by providing facilities normally offered by hotel and conference centres.

The group also provides information, advice and training to community groups, public sector authorities and other organisations about a wide range of issues including health, education and both social and cultural well-being. Its operations are overseen by a professional management team that understands the importance of community cohesion and of breaking down cultural barriers.

Chair of the Forum, Dr Nighat Awan OBE, said: “These businesses have brought to the forefront the immense talent, innovation and ingenuity that exists and demonstrates the very positive elements of cultural diversity that the North West is proud of. The black and minority ethnic business population in this region has made a significant contribution to the regional economy and these awards recognise their achievements for the first time on a regional level”.

Partnership

GHS Enterprise is working closely with  County council, Government agencies, Blood Bank on various welfare projects. GHS Enterprise is also working with University of Central Lancashire in order to develop an environmental policy and to optimise both its waste management practices and resource efficiency.

For more details about the company’s work, please contact the GHS Enterprise conference team.

Thank you for your hospitality yesterday for our meeting in Classroom 1, and the superb lunch.
Debbie Janney, CPRE North West RegionCampaign to Protect Rural England group
Excellent service & excellent hot food served
NHS CCG CHORLEY SOUTH RIBBLEClinical Commissioning group
Very enjoyable day. Staff have been great. Samosas should win an award.
LANCASTER UNIVERSITYSatisfied Customer
Thank you for allowing us to use your venue. Much appreciated !
NHS ENGLAND SCNSatisfied Customer
Excellent service as always. Nothing too much trouble. Good feedback received from GP’s also.
NHS CCG CHORLEY SOUTH RIBBLESatisfied Customer
I have been here many a time for training and were lunch was provided, now I'm always wanting to go back for the food.
Craig RawlinsonSatisfied Customer
Blood donations, Community events and more..! Amazing
Ady HartSatisfied Customer
Best temple in NW and fantastic facilities for wedding conference hire, joined activities like yoga Zumba
Vijayanti ChauhanRegular Centre User