Services partnership praised with award
THE partnership behind Gloucester Services was awarded the Long-term Partnership Award at the Charity Business Awards, hosted by Third Sector in a ceremony at the London Marriot Hotel.
The partnership between Gloucestershire Gateway Trust and the Westmorland Family was shortlisted alongside high profile national business and charity partnerships.
The trust’s chief executive Mark Gale said: “We’re over the moon that this partnership award recognises that communities can create something of scale that has a lasting impact.”
The services has exceeded the charitable goals and created more than 400 jobs, employed more than 80 people specifically from ‘target’ local communities, and supported more than 130 local producers within 30 miles.
In the last 18 months more than £700,000 has been reinvested into projects and development activity in the target communities to support regeneration. Residents help decide how funding is spent through the trust’s annual survey and an additional £2.5m will be committed to communities over the next five years.