Over five hundred people from over fifty of the region’s top businesses gathered at Addington Palace to hear ITN’s Nicholas Owen announce the winners of the Best of Business Awards 2005.

Futures Supplies & Support Services Ltd independent suppliers of washroom, cleaning and janitorial products was recognised for demonstrating to a high-powered panel of judges made up of leading business people outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Working with Croydon’s Social Services Department, Futures Supplies provide work placements for care leavers for up to 12 weeks and have recently given two care leavers permanent positions in the company.

Awarded in the category of ‘Best Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility’ Futures Supplies who is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and has recently relocated to new premises due to expansion were also delighted to be announced as the overall ‘Winner of Winners’ at the prestigious ceremony.

Marc Kemp, Financial Controller who collected the award along with Daniel Hills, Operations Manager said “We are delighted and honoured to have received not one but two awards in our special tenth year and the beautiful glass trophies will certainly boost staff morale”.


“Business is not just about the bottom line but about putting something back into the community.  We are particularly proud to have won these awards and will continue our commitment to support young care leavers gain work experience and confidence to build for the future. I hope our success will inspire others to become involved in the regeneration of their local community.” said Mandie Kemp, Futures’ Managing Director.