Award winners, The Forshaw Group Re-Imagines the world after COVID-19

The Re-Imagine Project – now and for the future:

Although the UK government has delayed lifting Covid restrictions until at least 19 July 2021, The Forshaw Group is pushing ahead with its ambitious growth and development plan, the Re-Imagine Project.

As part of this, the company is currently in the process of reorganising its reception area to not only be COVID secure, but to also provide a more aesthetic working environment. It is adding features to help manage the physical, emotional and mental health of its staff. This includes installing full-height COVID screens to safely separate staff from visitors in the reception area. The design will combine a recognition for the staff, naming the longest-serving employees at The Forshaw Group as a thank you for their loyalty.

The Forshaw Group has also committed to reducing its carbon footprint through its environmental measures and its Smart-Carbon protocols. The reception reorganisation also includes the installation of a carbon neutral, urban farm ecosystem. This will help raise awareness of the company’s environmental sustainability commitments.

In addition, new premises are soon set to open in Manchester and North Wales, which will assist in reducing the carbon footprint of the company further by reducing travel distances for staff and the movement of materials.

The Forshaw Group has recently been recognised for its excellence in business, as the winner of ‘Business of the Year (over 50 employees)’ in the Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2021. It has also been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Partners in Corporate Social Responsibility’ in the Premises & Facilities Management magazine PFM Awards 2021. This latest shortlisting is for its partnership with The INS-Pire Academy, where it is  providing apprenticeships and training to secure the future of the construction industry.

Liam Hanlon, managing director at The Forshaw Group, commented: “We are incredibly honoured to have won ‘Business of the Year (over 50 employees)’ in the Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2021. it is a real testament and recognition of the amazing journey we have been on since the start of our Re-Imagine Project, and how our plans align to benefit people, the community and planet. We couldn’t be prouder to be part of such an amazing community of people and businesses. These awards are a great testament to the city region – it’s about our people, our spirit, our commitment, and that togetherness, in a brilliant place which we all live and work.”

The Re-Imagine Project – Phase I – 2020:

In October 2019, The Forshaw Group launched the first phase of The Re-Imagine Project. Like so many other businesses, such plans looked to be devastated in March 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19.

However, throughout the pandemic, The Forshaw Group has continued to provide a full emergency, urgent and essential works service. This has been achieved whilst ensuring the continued safety of its staff and customers, adding positive value in this difficult situation.

A new form of COVID-19 Business Interruption Plan was created, which ensured that The Forshaw Group continued to support clients with the same high level of service. This flexible business processes also enabled The Forshaw Group to respond quickly and efficiently to changes in government guidelines.

The Re-Imagine Project – Phase II – 2021:

2021 saw The Forshaw Group embrace a large-scale operational, financial, and social commitment, formulating the route back to the ‘new normal’, enabling The Forshaw Group to emerge from this crisis stronger and in better shape for a positive future.

The company’s ambitious phase II of its Re-Imagine Project plan has revolutionised its economic aims in the distribution, integration and equality of wealth, the rebalance of the environment, and essential digital interconnectedness. It also focused on the importance of supporting local people and businesses for the well-being of the industry and the wider community.

Liam Hanlon concluded: “We are dedicated to the inclusion, diversity and development of our staff, as well as supporting charities and social enterprise through sustainability aims. We are looking forward to continuing to roll out our plan for the Re-Imagine project as we move towards the ‘new normal’, and away from the impact the pandemic has had on our everyday and working lives”.

The Forshaw Group is a property restoration specialist, working closely with insurance companies and loss adjusters to renovate commercial and residential property damaged by fire or flood.  For further information on The Forshaw Group, please visit the website: