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Blue Sky Founder announced as a Big Venture Challenge Award winner

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Blue Sky is a social enterprise working in the grounds maintenance and recycling sector, solely employing ex-offenders. Mick May, Blue Sky’s Founder and Chief Executive has been named as a winner of the Big Venture Challenge, a national competition to find 25 of the most ambitious social entrepreneurs in England. The 25 winners receive an… Read more »

Blue Sky’s 500th Employee

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Blue Sky is celebrating taking on its 500th ex-offender employee. In October, Paul Dickinson became the company’s 500th employee when he was referred to Blue Sky North West whilst serving a sentence in HMP Forest Bank, Salford. Paul has spent 10 of the past 17 years in custody with very little working history to speak… Read more »

Blue Sky named England’s Social Enterprise of the Year

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The Social Enterprise Coalition has named Blue Sky as the Social Enterprise of the Year for England 2011. Mick May, Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Development and Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to have received this award from the Social Enterprise Coalition. We set up Blue Sky as a business with one, clear, social… Read more »

Home Secretary meets Blue Sky team

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On 7th January 2011, Theresa May MP, Member of Parliament for Maidenhead, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, visited a Blue Sky team at work in Maidenhead. The Minister’s visit comes as Blue Sky’s work with ISS Facility Services Landscaping is recognised through a new contract with the Royal Borough of Windsor and… Read more »

Blue Sky chosen by Number 10 staff

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Blue Sky has been voted by staff within the Prime Minister’s Office as one of two charities they would like to support in 2011. This comes as The Cabinet Office has published the Giving Green Paper outlining the Government’s plans to help build a stronger culture of giving time and money to support charities and… Read more »