Warmworks Scotland longlisted for Green Skills award
Warmworks Scotland has been longlisted for a prestigious Ashden Award in the Green Skills category.
Ashden, a UK charity, has been supporting transformative climate solutions for 20 years. More than 800 organisations applied for the 2021 Ashden Awards, and Warmworks is one of just 38 to have made it to the longlisting stage.
Award winners will be announced this Autumn – after a rigorous assessment and judging process involving on-the-ground visits and input from sector experts.
Warmworks has been the managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, since 2015 and has recently started work on a range of new contracts and initiatives across the country.
As part of their work, Warmworks has helped to create over 130 apprenticeships and 600 jobs, in addition to supplying around 2,500 training opportunities, many of which are focused on the installation of innovative, new renewable heating systems.
With the recent launch of Warmstart, a Warmworks-led initiative that aims to help young people develop green skills for the future, Warmworks is renewing its commitment to Scotland’s young people and communities.
Harriet Lamb, Ashden’s CEO, said: “In the year that governments, climate innovators and activists gather at the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow, these inspiring climate champions demonstrate the many solutions that can be replicated at scale and speed.
“The Ashden Awards focus on cutting-edge initiatives that are both green and fair – that deliver climate justice, create good jobs, train people in green skills, and cut carbon.
“This year we have an amazing array of initiatives to choose from and judging is going to be tough! We cannot wait to showcase their outstanding innovations to the world when we announce the winners this autumn.”
Through its awards and ongoing networking and support, Ashden spotlights and supports climate and energy innovators around the world – including businesses, non-profits and public sector organisations delivering proven, ready-to-scale climate solutions.
Ross Armstrong, Warmworks’ managing director, added: “I am delighted that Warmworks has been longlisted by Ashden in the Green Skills award category. Warmworks’ role extends far beyond making homes warmer and more affordable to heat; it is to ensure that we build a supply chain fit for the future by investing in communities and young people across the country.
“With ambitious climate change and fuel poverty targets ahead of us, the future will be driven by sustainability and Warmworks is determined to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate positively in the path to net-zero.”
Warmworks’ head office is in Edinburgh, Scotland, with an additional office in Kirkwall, Orkney. The company employs over 80 direct employees and manages a supply chain network made up of 22 local sub-contractors.