Not-for-profit Social Enterprise Fresh Horizons Ltd is the October winner for the Business of the Month Awards.
Fresh Horizons Ltd delivers a wide range of services from facilities management and construction. Starting out in 2002 by restoring a derelict farm house to create an enterprise centre and local employment for construction workers, they have gone from strength to strength.
Focussing mainly in Kirklees they now manage 14 community centres and commercial properties and have renovated over 50 long term empty properties, creating affordable accommodation, apprenticeship opportunities and employment.
The wide diversity of its operation from property renovation, to running children’s nurseries and libraries won the judges over. All their activities have as their goal the intention of helping people, creating sustainable employment and developing people and the communities they serve.
Fresh Horizon’s growth in the number of employees now 60 staff members and apprenticeships and services is commendable and their activities allow for and provide employment throughout the wider community.
Managing Director Mike McCusker said, “It is such an honour to receive this award, reflecting the hard work and dedication of our whole team across the many services we deliver. It is very rewarding that as a social enterprise can be judged so favourably against 'for profit' companies.”