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Social enterprise firm sets target of £14m in sales by 2015

 A social enterprise firm in Co Londonderry has set its sights on raising sales of £14m in the next four years. The Workspace Group, which has operated in Draperstown for 25 years, has already delivered a 600% increase in turnover inside a decade, rising to £7.6m by 2010. Read the full article in the Belfast […]

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Environment 2000 wins major contract

Environment 2000 in Draperstown, Co Derry, has won a new contract to upgrade part of Glasgow’s subway system. Celebrating the news are (l-r) Corporate Services Manager Adele Scullion, Lighting Installer Ron Clack, General Manager Oliver Phelan and Project Manager Cathal O’Kane Article in the Belfast Telegraph

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Me & My Job: ‘Getting people into work is inspirational’

Margaret Heron, General manager, network personnel, the employability arm of the workspace group What does your job entail? We provide employability programmes, mainly on a contract basis, for the Department of Employment and Learning. These programmes are focused on improving people’s chances of getting work and finding them employment. The programmes we deliver include Steps […]

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Local firm among top performing social enterprises

Among the best performing social enterprises in Northern Ireland is a not-for-profit firm based in Draperstown. The ‘Workspace Group’ is one of the top three fastest growing social enterprises in Northern Ireland. A social enterprise is a business which trades with a social or environmental purpose rather than being focused primarily on the bottom line. […]

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Dragon’s Den Competition

On Wednesday 15th June 2011, Year 10 pupils from St Pius X College had the opportunity to take part in a real life ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition. The competition was organised and run by the Business Studies Department. The idea originated when the local Enterprise Agency ‘Workspace’ through their Community Fund generously contributed money to the […]

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Workspace donates carbon gas detectors to 200 homes

  Hundreds of people living in Draperstown will be safer in their homes thanks to an initiative supported by one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises, The Workspace Group. The organisation, which uses profits generated from its business to partly or wholly fund activities aimed at benefiting the whole community, is donating 200 carbon monoxide […]

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Energy savers fuel 55% sales jump at Workspace

One of Northern Ireland’s biggest social enterprises, the Workspace Group, today reported a 55% jump in turnover and a rise in staff numbers to 117 for the year to end-March 2010 – a year it describes as one of its best ever. Draperstown-based Workspace said the better-than-expected results were largely due to a strong performance […]

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