Most Excellent! Community impact win for Procast

7th October 2020

PROCAST have proved yet again that they are winners by being named finalists in the Community Impact category of the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2020.

Hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils, they are among the longest established business award schemes in the country, highlighting and celebrating the success and diversity of the Lanarkshire commercial community.

The Community Impact Award recognises organisations that make a positive impact in their local area, even though that may or may not be the business’s main purpose.

In order to be considered for the prize, the finalists had to demonstrate:

  • That they had enhanced opportunities for people living in the area where they conduct business
  • Initiatives such as staff volunteering and on-site childcare provision
  • Community access to facilities
  • Green campaigns
  • The positive impact of local initiatives
  • A plan for continued success
  • Ambition to keep improving

Procast were named finalists alongside French multinational electric utility company Engie, Larkhall and District Volunteer Group and Flipout Trampoline Park.

Company Managing Director Derek Innes said: “Our organisation has been built on values of honesty, safety, quality and responsibility and it continues to grow healthily by virtue of operating to these values and culture.

“Procast’s community aspiration is simple – to make a positive impact in the areas where we live and operate, and we consider our role in local communities to be an integral part of the business.

“This includes, together with our supply chain, maximising the use of local merchants and labour while continuing to promote the principles of equality, inclusion and diversity.”

Over the year, Procast delivered numerous local benefits, including:

  • 24 projects on community enhancement
  • 15 supported employment positions, including apprenticeships
  • 14 projects that assisted the school curriculum
  • Eight new relationships with Lanarkshire-based suppliers
  • Two supported placements for university students

The company also continued to deliver its bespoke educational programme to local schools, which raises understanding of the construction industry via play-based activities and learning workshops and gives young people some of the skills and knowledge that they need to succeed in work and later adult life.

Furthermore, Procast operates a community forum, led by company director Carol Cameron, that involves local organisations and seeks to identify and deliver tangible community benefits.

Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2020

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