A Newton Abbot café’s work to champion diversity and inclusion has been recognised with a regional award.

No Limits Café, Kitchen and Hub has won the Devon and Plymouth Chamber Equality Trailblazer 2024 Award. Run as a not-for-profit community interest company, the business enables young people with different abilities to learn new skills and gain work experience while being supported in their transition to work and a more independent adult life.

‘We are thrilled to have been awarded the Equality Trailblazer 2024 award,’ said No Limits director Amanda Pugh. ‘Our aim has always been to empower individuals with diverse abilities to learn new skills and be part of, and valued by, society. It is a real honour to be recognised for what we do within both our cafe and No Limits Supported Employment Outreach, where we work with local businesses moving our individuals on to meaningful employment,’ she added.

No Limits was up against City College Plymouth and Seetec Pluss who were also shortlisted for the award.

‘We are immensely proud of each and every member of our wonderful team and this award is for all of them,’ Amanda said. 

Two other Teignbridge businesses were shortlisted for the Chamber awards. Neil Salter of Dawlish CoastCams was shortlisted for the Game Changer Award; and architects, CoCreate were shortlisted for the Rapid Riser Award and Creative Business of the Year.

The Devon and Plymouth Chamber Awards were presented on Friday (May 17) evening at the Crowne Plaza Plymouth. The awards attracted over 160 nominations across 12 categories.