Based in Knowsley, pestoration specialist The Forshaw Group, carries out essential works for properties damaged by fire or flood and has laid out high aspirations for 2021. Tony McDonough reports
Property restoration specialist The Forshaw Group says it will implement a major drive to reduce its carbon footprint in 2021.
Knowsley-based Forshaw is also looking to play its part in supporting local communities through its ongoing charitable and philanthropic works as well as improving its processes and procedures with new technological developments.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the business has continued to provide a full emergency, urgent and essential works service. This, it says, has been achieved whilst ensuring the continued safety of its staff and customers.
Forshaw works closely with insurance companies and loss adjusters, to renovate commercial and residential property across the UK, which have been damaged by fire or flood.
It says in 2021 it is committed to reducing its carbon footprint through its environmental measures and its ‘smart-carbon protocols’. It will roll out phase two of its ongoing Re-Imagine Project, as part of the embracing the positive principles of the World Economic Forum roadmap for The Great Reset.
Managing director Liam Hanlon said: “As part of our commitment of environmental improvements, we have recently invested £500,000 in a new ‘green fleet’ of electric vehicles. These will go a long way in reducing our carbon emissions as our teams and technicians assist property damage emergencies across the UK.
“We are also proud to have opened new premises in Manchester and North Wales, which will in turn reduce travel distances for some of our staff and movement of materials. In the past year, our staff numbers have increased to nearly 100 employees. This is in part due to our acquisition of the neighbouring warehouse, which has created more new jobs for the people of Knowsley.”
Over Christmas people from the company braved the freezing waters of West Kirby Marine Lake to join 100 swimmers in the annual Boxing Day Dip. They raised more than £500 for local cerebral palsy charity, Stick n Step.