Finalists in the Scarborough Excellence in Business Awards 2023

Finalists in the Scarborough Excellence in Business Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that both Futureworks NY and Furniture Works are finalists in the 2023 Scarborough Excellence in Business Awards.

We are finalists in two categories: Best Independent Business for Futureworks NY, and Best Retail or Leisure Business of the Year for Furniture Works.

We are over the moon!

The awards are now in their 9th year, and last year’s event had over 300 attendees.

The awards ceremony take place on 30th November 2023 at Scarborough Spa.

We wish all the finalists the best of luck.

You can find out more here:



The Nominations Are IN!

The Nominations Are IN!

We’re delighted, not to mention excited, to say we’ve been nominated for not one but TWO categories in the Scarborough Business Excellence Awards 2022!


Scarborough Business Excellence

Thanks to the hard work of our team, our volunteers, our learners and everyone else involved, we’ve made the shortlist for …

Employer of the Year

Best SME Company

The winners will be announced at the Ceremony on 1st December 2022.

We would like to wish all the nominees the best of luck!



Futureworks NY Nominated for An Award!

Futureworks NY Nominated for An Award!

The Finalists for the Scarborough Excellence in Business Awards is now ‘live’!

We’ve been shortlisted for the Best Business Transformation award, along with CU Scarborough, Hendersons Estate Agents (Whitby), and Yorkshire In Business.

We wish all the candidates good luck in the awards and thank you to everyone who’s made this possible.

The ceremony takes place on 2nd December 2021.

You can find out more here.

Finalists in the Innovation and Enterprise Awards

Finalists in the Innovation and Enterprise Awards

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!

The Matrix Comes to Futureworks NY

The Matrix Comes to Futureworks NY

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!


Yorkshire Choice Awards … update …

Yorkshire Choice Awards … update …

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.