We’ve got some exciting news from the Futureworks NY team!
Our brand new retail outlet and workshop space is now open!
Furniture Works is now open for business at 39 St Thomas Street, Scarborough.
We’ve worked around the clock to get the unit ready for business and our opening hours are now 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
If you call in, you will see our retail area to the front of the shop and the workshop is at the rear where pre-owned, upcycled furniture furniture, skilfully restored and upcycled by the Futureworks NY team, near the front of the shop.
We had the idea back in March just before the lockdown. We’ve always wanted to make more of our furniture upcycling, which has a number of benefits including recycling of donated furniture items, preventing items going to landfill and giving your learners a chance to show off the skills they learn with us here at Futureworks NY.
We feel Furniture Works will be a great contribution to Scarborough’s retail landscape as well as giving customers a chance to buy a lovely furniture item at an affordable price.
We are also introducing our bespoke furniture transformation service, when a customer can ask us to put some love and care into a beloved furniture item and make it look as good, if not better than new!
Opening times are 10am to 4pm.
Covid measures include just 2 customers in the shop at one time, sanitisers are in place and face masks must be worn.
Here at Futureworks NY we’ve been awarded the coveted Matrix quality standard for information advice and guidance services – hurrah!
It’s been give to us by Growth Company on behalf of the Department of Education, in recognition of the quality of work we all do.
Michelle said: “We are delighted with the news! The conditions of the accreditation are rigorous, and we had to submit evidence, sample records, attend Zoom meetings and send in lots of other documentation as part of the assessment process.”
Sarah said: “We worked very hard to set up Futureworks NY, which we founded in 2012 and this accreditation is testament to all the hard work that is carried out by the whole team.”
The report states: “Throughout the ‘client/learner journey’, there is a range of opportunities and ‘touch points’ for interaction and dialogue with clients/learners, from the first point of contact and initial assessment and continuously for the duration of their programme of support.
“Over a sustained period of year, Futureworks has worked successfully towards the achievement of a range of measurable targets and outcomes across contracts and programmes of support … they achieved in excess of 50% into employment, education or training … Futureworks is a totally person centred organisation where staff are fully focused on supporting clients/learners towards achieving their goals, positive outcomes and aspirations.”
The assessors our strengths included its overall purpose, its strong links with its prime and other networking partners and all staff consistently supported individuals in a non-judgemental manner.
One of Futureworks NY co-founders, Michelle Padron-Kitching has appeared in a Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.
The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.
Michelle was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett. Host Scott Challinor asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.
Scott Challinor commented, ‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’
Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Scott Challinor is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’
Futureworks NY is in the latest Parliamentary Review – woo hoo!
The Parliamentary Review, co-chaired by former ministers Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, has published its latest edition which features Futureworks NY, which is located in The Street, Scarborough. It’s a real feather in our caps!
We are truly honoured to be included and we have now received the hard copy editions. The Review focuses on Education Services and includes a three-page article about Futureworks NY and we’re delighted with finished publication, which is also available online.
Success for businesses of any size does not always come easily, and this year’s edition of The Parliamentary Review is indispensable for anyone who seeks to make a name for themselves in industry. It highlights significant developments and concerns for business leaders up and down the country.
The co-chairman of The Parliamentary Review, Lord Pickles, praised The Review as one of the most comprehensive yet.