THREE big ticks in a row testify to the community the credentials of Futures Supplies & Support Services Ltd.

For the third year in succession, the south London-based independent distributor of washroom cleaning products has received the award of a ‘Big Tick’ in the Business in the Community Awards for Excellence 2008.

The company is acutely aware of the impact its operations can have on the wider community and the environment.

Among other initiatives, it supports disadvantaged young people, providing work experience placements to help them gain confidence and self esteem.

The company has also created a number of permanent jobs for young people as well as helping many others into long-term employment.

Commenting on the company’s success, Mandie Kemp, the managing director, said: “This prestigious award is a real testament to the team at Futures Supplies, who work tirelessly on community and environmental initiatives.

“Our award submission ‘Focusing on the Future’ includes a commitment to the community, charity and the environment through a series of diverse projects including activities intended to help influence and inspire other businesses.”

Futures Supplies is certified to BS EN ISO14001 and is carbon neutral in its business operations. It has demonstrated it is improving its business and its overall impact on society – in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment and the community.

Now in their eleventh year, the Awards for Excellence are run by Business in the Community, a unique movement of over 800 companies, representing one in five of the country’s private-sector workforce.

The organisation encourages members to measure, continually improve and communicate the benefits they bring to society through community initiatives and business practices. The awards are sponsored by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) and run inn association with the Financial Times.

Futures Supplies is an established independent supplier of washroom, cleaning and janitorial products whose objectives are to deliver service, quality, value, reliability and sustainability through continuous improvement. Please visit for more information.