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 […]

Senior Government Officials visit Workspace.

October 20th, 2010

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 […]

The Workspace Group achieves the Social Enterprise Mark

September 1st, 2010

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 […]

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

June 14th, 2010

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 […]

3rd Generation Synthetic Pitches Open at the Backrow

June 14th, 2010

Workspace is delighted to anounce the opening of the new 3rd Generation Synthetic Pitches in association with the Backrow recreation Centre Draperstown. The pitch is floodlit and suitable for all sporting activities. The pitch is available for hire by clubs, organisations or groups. The cost of hire of the 3rd Generation Synthetic Pitch is as […]

Groups from Desertmartin, Tobermore, Kilcronaghan and Draperstown receive community grants.

May 15th, 2010

Following the success of the first round of awards of its Community Fund, Draperstown-based Workspace has awarded a further 14 grants totaling £6,250 to local voluntary and community groups. The Workspace Community Fund offers local voluntary and community groups the opportunity to avail of grants of up to £250. Workspace Chief Executive, Brian Murray explains […]

Backrow Recreation Centre gets in a Spin.

May 1st, 2010

  Workspace is delighted to announce the opening of the new Backrow Spining Room in association with the Backrow Recreation Centre Draperstown.  The Backrow Recreation Centre was officially opened in April 2008 and provided a much-needed facility for the local schools and community within the Draperstown area.  The first two years of the centre have […]

Workspace Gives Cash to Local Community Groups

November 23rd, 2009

Workspace has awarded grants to fourteen local voluntary and community groups. The Workspace Community Fund was launched in September 2009 and local voluntary and community groups were called to apply for grants of up to £250 to fund projects which would improve the local area, promote community involvement, enhance the quality of life and well […]

Network Personnel opens new doors for Cookstown

October 28th, 2009

  Network Personnel has officially opened its modern spacious new premises at Union House, Union Place, Cookstown, which will ultimately assist the company in providing a better overall service to the people of Cookstown. The company is a recognised training and employment organisation offering help and support to those from Cookstown wishing to find employment. […]

Workspace Turning A Profit to Help Local Community Projects

September 22nd, 2009

  buy cigars online   Pupils from St Colm’s High School, Draperstown at the launch of the Workspace Community Fund with Robin Gawne, Workspace Company Accountant and Barbara Woods, Community Projects Officer (CFNI). Workspace, one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises, has announced groundbreaking plans to donate a percentage of its profits to support projects […]

eircom NI Young Entrepreneur 2009!

September 17th, 2009

eircom NI are now accepting applications for the NI Young Entrepreneur 2009. Anyone under 31 who has started up in business in the last 2 years is eligible and can benefit from cash prizes of up to £5,000 and from national publicity. The business can by any size and from any sector. If you wish […]

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