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Futures Greenscape shortlisted for national award

Futures Greenscape has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Social Enterprise Award.

FHG’s grounds maintenance company, which was launched in 2011, has been shortlisted for the Environmental Social Enterprise category.

Social Enterprise UK will be hosting their 16th annual Social Enterprise Awards on 26 November 2014 at the London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s.

This year’s awards saw a record number of entries with strong contenders being named in all 11 categories.

In the Environmental Social Enterprise category, which recognises ‘social enterprises pioneering in their environmental impact’, Futures Greenscape is up against Bulky Bob’s Ltd, Belu Water Ltd, Changing Lives in Cheshire and Kilsyth Community Market Garden t/a Kelvin Valley Honey.

As part of the submission, Greenscape were required to evidence five facts and figures about their social impact, list three key achievements and showcase a testimonial.

This information included the statistic that ‘Since April 2014, Futures Greenscape has gifted to the local community 75 days of voluntary works and projects equating to £13,125’ and documentation of Greenscape’s recent achievement of gaining Safe Contractor membership, a highly regarded industry recognised scheme.

Team grass cutting

The awards will be judged by leaders across the sector including Melanie Mills, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise West Midlands, Andrew Croft, Chief Executive of CAN and Edwin Browin-Mensa, Founder of the social enterprise GiveMeTap.

Wayne Green, Head of Futures Greenscape, said: “Being shortlisted for such a prestigious national award is a fantastic achievement and it provides great recognition of the continued performance and progression of Futures Greenscape.

“We are proud to have an opportunity to nationally showcase a sustainable social enterprise that makes a genuinely positive difference to people’s lives, whilst also ensuring a tangible environmental impact upon the areas in which we work.”

Liam Brewster, a Futures Greenscape employee, featured in the submission where he outlined the positive impact of working for FHG’s Social Enterprise.

“It was the opportunity I’d been waiting for and one that helped me back into the working environment,” Liam said.

“I’ve learned so much in the past five months and developed a passion for what I do. I am earning money, able to support my family and am learning new things every day from a fantastic group of people.”

For more information about the Social Enterprise Awards visit www.socialenterprise.org.uk

  • Last updated: 16/09/2014