Hat trick hero steps aside

April 24, 2018

Active Plus Community Interest Company have won a Silver Award in the Best Third Sector business in the Cornwall Business Awards following Gold Awards in the previous two years!

After seven years Tim Cocks CEO and Founder of Active Plus is stepping down from his day to day role in the company and passing the baton to the existing senior management team and workforce. Tim has led the business, which is now based at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre at Treliske, in its growth from a couple of people to a staff of 32 delivering across the whole of the south west. During this time Active Plus has won numerous awards including the FSB Worldpay UK Ethical Business of the Year 2016, the Best Third Sector Business in both the 2016 and 2017 Cornwall Business Awards, and the Western Morning News Community Contribution Award 2014.Tim Cocks has also been personally recognised with the Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2015 Cornwall WISE Awards and recognised at one of Cornwall’s top 50 entrepreneurs in 2017.

Tim Cocks, Founder and Director of Active Plus said: “I am so proud of everything that Active Plus has achieved in the seven short years since it started as a germ of an idea in my spare bedroom to today – a business that now operates across the whole of the south west. Our hat-trick of awards for the Best Third Sector business in the Cornwall Business Awards is testament to our success. I have achieved everything I ever wanted to achieve with Active Plus and so much more. The future of Active Plus is secure with a fantastic workforce and senior management team, all of whom have played a key role in our success.”

Sarah Wakfer Chair of the Active Plus Board said: “Without Tim Active Plus would not exist and Active Plus is what it is because of Tim – a successful award-winning business. This change for Active Plus is a change of faces and not of intent – we will continue to use the skills, experience and expertise of military veterans to deliver unique programmes that build confidence, communication, motivation and self-belief; unlocking and nurturing the potential of participants regardless of their background and circumstance.”

“Tim leaves Active Plus in the best possible business position. With a strong order book stretching out for the next two years and an enthusiastic, a skilled workforce and an ambitious management team – a fantastic testament to all he has achieved.”

 Danny Daniell, Managing Director Active Plus said:  “A big thank you to Tim for everything he has achieved in founding Active Plus and in what he is passing on to us – we have a big act to follow. Since Active Plus was founded we have supported over 6,500 participants from all walks of life and helped over 150 military veterans, many of whom are wounded, injured or sick, in their transition from military service to civilian life.

Although Tim is stepping aside from day to day activity in Active Plus we are not losing him from the business – Tim is remaining with the company as an ambassador and will be actively involved in helping us spotting new markets and developing new business ideas. So the many successes that Tim has brought Active Plus are by no means at an end!”