Forge Europa awarded the 2005 Business of the Year Social Responsibility Award
Forge Europa is delighted to has been named the winner of The Pride of Cumbria 2005 Business of the Year Social Responsibility Award. The company won the award despite stiff competition from short listed companies, Story Construction of Carlisle and Cumbria Co-Operative. The award was presented to Forge Europa’s Directors Peter and Julie Barton by former Blue Peter and Songs of Praise presenter, Diane Louise Jordan at a special awards ceremony dinner held at Carlisle Race Course last Friday 7th October 2005.The
Forge Europa, an electronics company from Ulverston specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of LED lamps, displays and lighting, was particularly pleased to receive the award as it acknowledged its community work, charitable activities, positive attitude towards the environment and commitment to social responsibility.
“The Social Responsibility Award is an award we are particularly proud to have won, because it reflects the importance Forge Europa places on putting something back into the community and it challenges the often portrayed image of business being uncaring and purely finance driven.” Forge Europa has been actively committed to supporting its local community through providing electronic workshops in local Primary Schools and supporting many schools’ Physics departments. Forge Europa has actively supported its local town’s festivals and it sponsors Ulverston Rangers Football Club which has over 150 local children as playing members. Forge Europa’s charitable donations equate to over £1000 given for each employee at Forge Europa. In May 2004 Forge Europa became the first electronics company in Britain and the first manufacturer in the North West of England to be awarded the CommunityMark. This latest award recognises the ongoing efforts of the company.