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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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Happy Birthday Workspace

The Workspace Group in Draperstown have been celebrating the 25th birthday of the organisation.  Set up by the local community with loans provided by 170 local people, the group now employs 115 staff, contributes £1.75m to the local economy through staff salaries, has a turnover of £8M per annum and has offices in Draperstown, Castledawson, […]

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Minister visits the Workspace Group

 Minister for Social Development, Alex Attwood, has paid a visit today  to The Workspace Group, Draperstown, to see at first hand the local social enterprise and economic regeneration group.  The event marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the group in the area.    The group was formed to improve the local economic situation initially by […]

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Senior Government Officials visit Workspace.

The Workspace Group one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises was delighted to welcome a group of 21 senior civil servants on a recent Social Economy Awareness Visit. The group comprising of officials from various government departments including DARD, DETI, DSD and DHSSPS met with Workspace Chief Executive Brian Murray at the group’s head office […]

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The Workspace Group achieves the Social Enterprise Mark

The Social Enterprise Mark is the new brand for social enterprises developed by the social enterprise movement. The Mark identifies businesses that meet defined criteria for social enterprise and offers consumers an instantly recognisable logo that represents enterprises working for social aims and trading to benefit people. The Workspace Group, based in Draperstown, has operated […]

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The Workspace Group Welcomes Alastair Hamilton for it’s 25 Year Celebrations.

Workspace was established in 1982 to stimulate social and economic regeneration in the Magherafelt area by providing enterprise units, business support services and employability initiatives. 25 years on The Workspace Group is now one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises with an annual turnover of over £6m and employs over 100 staff. Through it’s 25 […]

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