The Futureworks NY team is proud to announce that we are finalists in the 2020 Innovation and Enterprise Awards.
We are in the Phoenix Award – Business Brave of the Year category, which celebrated businesses who’ve been ‘trading’ for five years or more.
Thank you to everyone who has helped get us this nomination.
We wish everyone the best of luck and we’ll update this blog in due course!
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.
Well done team!
We are delighted to see that Michelle and Sarah have been nominated for an award, although voting has now closed.
They’re in the list for the Business Woman of Year category in the Yorkshire Choice Awards.
As we know, this dynamic duo co-founded Futureworks NY, a Community Interest Company in 2012.
Futureworks NY is a not-for-profit organisation that helps local learners from school age upwards, enabling them to acquire life skills, confidence, practical skills and some qualifications in an environment that suits their individual requirements.
Sarah said: “I am thrilled to have been nominated for this fantastic award and feel very honoured to be listed alongside some superb local businesses and entrepreneurs.”
Michelle said: “The Yorkshire Choice Awards have nominations from across Yorkshire, so to be ‘on the list’ is a great achievement!”
The winners will be announced in mid-March 2020.
Learners, volunteers, and staff at Futureworks NY brought home two awards at the annual Muck and Magic awards. The first award was the Gold Medal for “Most Cared for Small Community or Neighbourhood 2015” won by our work on the Grand Project. Our young learners won the “Young Person’s Cup” for their work with community gardens at Futureworks. The awards ceremony held at The Spa was attended by staff, volunteers and learners from Futureworks NY.