THE Workspace Group based in Draperstown, has been awarded the Northern Ireland Chamber Award for Sustainability.
This award is in recognition of the significant contribution that the Workspace Group has made in assisting with regeneration and demonstrating commercially successful sustainability.
The group which was set up in 1985 by the community now has a turnover exceeding £10m per annum, employs 148 staff and operates from nine locations in Northern Ireland, one in Donegal and also has operations in Wales and England.
Through its diverse range of services including property, enterprise and business support, energy efficiency, employability programmes, recruitment, childcare and recreation, Workspace identifies and satisfies community needs.
The group also works with voluntary groups encouraging and supporting them to develop including providing support from its Community Fund. Workspace is working towards making its area carbon positive by identifying commercially feasible local energy generation opportunities.
Brian Murray, Chief Executive of the Workspace Group they were delighted to receive this award.
“Whilst recognising our work over the past 28 years of our operations the award will also be of significant marketing benefit as we work more and more with larger companies and organisations particularly in Britain on our energy saving systems,” he said.
The Workspace Group will now compete with regional winners from Chambers of Commerce across the UK in the national finals on November 28 in London as they seek to win a top UK business accolade.