The Workspace Group acquires Therm Tech with view to expansion

January 31st, 2012

An energy-efficiency equipment maker is in line for growth and new products after being sold. Therm Tech specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of industrial waste heat recovery systems and equipment used to remove contaminants from gas or water. Read the full article published in the Manchester Evening News on Tuesday 24th January 2012

Therm Tech Purchase will help Workspace grow.

January 27th, 2012

A social enterprise in Co Londonderry has bought an energy-saving specialist in Manchester. Workspace said the acquisition of Therm Tech for an undisclosed sum would help it increase its share of the growing energy-saving sector. Therm Tech manufactures heat recovery and recycling systems, as well as industrial heaters and activated carbon technology. Workspace, which is […]

People on the move: Georgina Grieve

January 27th, 2012

Name: Georgina Grieve Company: Homeseal Position: General manager sy0-301 dumps Role: To run all operational aspects of the home insulation company. Track record: A Business Studies graduate, Georgina was corporate services manager at Workspace before joining from Grafton Recruitment Article taken from the Belfast Telegraph Tuesday 8th January 2012

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

November 25th, 2011

 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 […]

Environment 2000 wins major contract

November 15th, 2011

Environment 2000 in Draperstown, Co Derry, has wo> 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

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

November 14th, 2011

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 […]

Local firm among top performimg social enterprises

July 26th, 2011

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. […]

Dragon’s Den Competition

June 27th, 2011

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 […]

Workspace donates carbon gas detectors to 200 homes

May 2nd, 2011

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 detectors […]

Energy savers fuel 55% sales jump at Workspace

February 17th, 2011

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 […]

Happy Birthday Workspace

November 25th, 2010

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, […]

Minister visits the Workspace Group

October 29th, 2010

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 […]

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