As a first CIC in the UK to combine expertise and experience from the private, charitable and social enterprise sectors in one organisation, Our Parklife is a truly innovative joint venture.
This unique partnership comprises: ENGIE, principal contractor for estates and facilities management; idverde, park management sub-contractor to ENGIE; Renaisi, local social enterprise specialising in regeneration; and environmental and social regeneration charity Groundwork London.
In establishing a CIC, the partners went above and beyond traditional sustainability solutions. Its success lies within its ability to maximise the know-how and skills of the founding partners, which has enabled the CIC to develop and deliver a diverse range of programmes for local people.
ENGIE is a leading energy and services Group employing 17,000 people in the UK across three main activities: production and supply of energy, facilities management and regeneration. ENGIE is using its capabilities to lead the UK’s transition towards a more secure and sustainable future, through a strategy based on investment in critical energy infrastructure, integration of its energy expertise with its broad services offer, and innovation in customer-led solutions and technologies.ENGIE’s Services division is a leading UK provider of technical and facilities management services for companies and communities across public, private and healthcare sectors. With revenues of £1 billion, it provides solutions to a customer portfolio totalling over 25 million sq m. of managed space across 14,000 sites.www.engie.co.uk/places
idverde is wholly dedicated to providing quality green services and is passionate about ensuring a bright future for Britain’s parks and countryside. As the UK’s largest green services provider, idverde’s services range from professional open space management to landscape design and build, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management and waterways management. idverde cares for parks and gardens, amenity green space, playing fields, canals and rivers, woodlands, cemeteries and nature reserves for a range of public and private sector customers across the UK.www.idverde.co.uk
Groundwork London is a social and environmental regeneration charity. For almost 20 years they have been at the forefront of environmental and social regeneration in London; changing places and lives for the better, in some of the capital’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. In today’s challenging social and economic climate the work they do has never been more important; creating better places, improving people’s economic prospects and helping people to live and work in a more sustainable way. Their three over-arching objectives are to Create better places, Promote greener living and working and Improve people’s prospects.
Renaisi is an award-winning social enterprise committed to making improvements to communities, putting local people at the centre of positive change. Through their extensive experience delivering neighbourhood-based regeneration programmes, local economic development initiatives, employment services and work with migrant families, Renaisi understands what it takes to enable people and places to thrive.