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Pictons is one of Luton’s leading law firms, which plays an active, supportive role in the local community. They have been our headline sponsor for the Luton Community Awards since the beginning of the Awards.
Luton Community Housing is a small but growing housing association with a strong local identity in the area in which it works.
The Safer Luton Partnership aims to work with a range of statutory, business, voluntary and community partners to deliver projects that will endeavour to maintain and increase the quality of life for local people.
Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service serves a community population of around 620,000. To protect our communities and respond to emergency calls we have 14 strategically positioned Fire Stations and an Emergency Communication Centre.
Luton Community Lettings Ltd are part of Luton Community Housing. LCH is a local housing association with a strong and established local identity and over 60 years experience in the business.
The Federation of Small Businesses is the largest UK campaigning group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and SMEs.
Barnfield College is home to over 7,000 learners of which more than 2,000 are full time.
Marsh Farm Futures is a self-sustaining charity which provides public services, community care services as well as an indoor Children’s play park; Futures Fun Factory and community halls.
The Mall, Luton. Situated in the heart of Luton’s town centre, The Mall is a sub-regional shopping centre, owned by Capital and Regional.
The Culture Trust Luton is an arts and cultural charity. We provide exceptional and meaningful engagement with museums, arts centres and libraries for thousands of regular users from Luton and further afield throughout the year.
At A-Plan Insurance we have been providing a personal service in Luton since the 1960s, and our business continues to grow. A Plan, making insurance easy.
We are a multi-academy trust currently comprising Denbigh High School, Challney High School for Boys, Putteridge High School, Challney High School for Girls, Marston Vale Middle School and Dallow Primary School.
Chiltern Training Group is a well established School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider based at Challney High School for Boys in Luton and Parkfields Middle School in Toddington.
Bedfordshire Police is committed to keeping Bedfordshire safe by working collaboratively with partners and communities to fight crime and protect those who visit, live and work in Bedfordshire.
Active Luton is a community focused charitable trust operating sports and leisure facilities in Luton.
Active Support is an off site education provision operating from two centres in Luton. It provides full and part-time short-term education provisions for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils in Luton
MasterChef is an Indian takeaway based in the heart of Luton. MasterChef offer all the classic Indian dishes as well as our chef’s specialties.
We’re very excited to announce that Human Appeal is 25 years old.For a quarter of a century, we’ve been delivering aid and development programs that transform lives in the world’s poorest nations.
Our role is to ensure that, working together, we create connections within our ever growing peer network and become an enabler for business growth locally, regionally and nationally. Representing 700 businesses with around 50,000 employees across all sectors, we work at a local, national and international level to support businesses from sole traders to multinational corporations.
Let us introduce you to the Impact way (the way that’s helped hundreds of people before you). We will get you doing the most efficient training plans so that you won’t have to spend every day in the gym (we know that you’re too busy for that!) and get you eating so much food that you will never feel like you’re on a diet.
Mary Seacole Housing Association is a friendly society with charitable status, established in 1986. Our mission is to support single homeless people in Luton and to help them move on with their lives.
Liberty Law Solicitors Ltd, trading as Liberty Law Solicitors, are lawyers who provide specialist and bespoke advice for businesses and individuals within all aspects of: Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Employment law.
The job of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to be the public’s voice when it comes to policing Bedfordshire, setting your priorities for the Chief Constable and Force to deliver in a strategic plan and holding the Chief Constable to account.
DiverseFM is a local radio station which supports Community Interest Luton with advertising of the Annual Luton & Bedfordshire Community Awards.
Aldwyck Housing Group Limited is a registered society and exempt charity which is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing (No. LH1682). Aldwyck Housing Group Limited is also a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act Registration No. 21083R VAT Reg. No. 755 5467 00.
Penrose was founded in 1969 and since then we have supported thousands of people with their own personal journey and empower them to reach their own aspirational goals. We work with a range of individuals and families.
The Bartham Group provides a full range of print services including litho, digital and large format printing. Whether you work for a large corporation, an agency or a small business, you can rely on us to give you outstanding quality, first class service and excellent value for money.
We’re the leading provider of smart Pay As You Go energy in Great Britain, installing every customer we supply with free smart meters and a highly competitive tariff.
Leading BMW experts based in Stevenage, Luton & Tring. Our commitment to you is to maintain the highest possible BMW Retailer standards at all times.
Thurlow Nunn a long established Vauxhall dealer group, operating out of 13 dealerships in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire took over the previously named Motorbodies of Luton business in January 2015.
Affordable, luxurious and conveniently located,Venue Central provides the perfect setting for your wedding, conference or event. Although we are the largest venue in the area we also provide a high level of personal service and attention to detail so that your event is stress free and brilliantly executed from start to finish.
Joining the Army is a big decision to make, so it’s important to make sure you know what we’ll expect of you, and what you can expect of us, when you join. Take your time to learn about our standards, your commitment, women in the Army and the cultural and religious diversity within the Army.
We’re the oldest Korean vehicle brand that has been making 4×4 vehicles since 1954. We’re now one of the fastest growing brands in the UK with our range of SUV’s, 4×4’s and crossovers.
Inspire FM Radio Service is regulated by OFCOM and is owned by a registered non profit organisation. The organisation is governed by its board of directors in accordance with it’s articles of association.
Realise Futures operates 6 Social Businesses across Suffolk, covering retail, manufacturing, catering and horticulture. All of our social businesses offer employment and opportunities to adults with disabilities or those that are disadvantaged.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Our aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. From giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis, we shine a light on how to make successful change happen.
Develop is a not-for- profit organisation which delivers a comprehensive range of education and training programmes across the Eastern Region. Over the last 20 years we have successfully worked with over 150,000 learners and 10,000 companies.
Big Lottery Fund is a non-departmental public body responsible for distributing funds raised by the National Lottery for “good causes”. Since 2004 it has awarded over £6 billion to more than 130,000 projects in the UK.
The European Social Fund is the European Union’s main financial instrument for supporting employment in the member states of the European Union as well as promoting economic and social cohesion.
The Skills Funding Agency was one of two successor organisations that emerged from the closure in 2010 of the Learning and Skills Council. The agency was in turn replaced by the Education and Skills Funding Agency in 2017.
We are an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ social enterprise at the forefront of providing expert jobs and skills advice, training and apprenticeships to support young people and adults into work or training.
Our organisation is managed by a board of voluntary trustees and a chief executive and senior management team. People’s Health Trust believes in a world without health inequalities. We work to ensure that where you live does not unfairly reduce the length of your life, or the quality of your health.
Mr Walter Reginald Steel and Mrs Marjorie Maud Steel created The Steel Charitable Trust by Deed on 15th September 1976 with the objects ‘to pay the income and, in so far as the Trustees think fit, the capital to such charitable bodies or for such purposes as shall be exclusively charitable as the Trustees may from time to time decide.’
Discover Islam is a public information centre situated in Luton Town Centre, 37c Upper George Street. We are a grassroots, community-based organisation that represents the understanding and views of the majority of Muslims in Luton and are supported by the Luton Council of Mosques. The centre is fully funded through community donations.
Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future. Healthwatch Luton is an independent local consumer champion bringing together people’s views and experiences to improve health and social care. We provide effective information, advice and signposting for people to support their choices about health and social care services.
A specialist Sixth Form College, providing academic and general vocational education for 16 to 18 year olds in Luton. Since being established in September 1966 it is one of the oldest & largest such institutes in the country with more than 2,800 students.
Deakin-White Estate Agents are the Number One Independent Estate Agent in Dunstable. Based in the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Dunstable Town Centre they sell properties in Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leagrave and the surrounding villages.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
Aegis Group’s mission is to continually strive to deliver quality security services by maintaining the latest registered industry standards and employing highly trained and motivated SIA registered personnel.
The Little Branding Company offers value for money, a range of options to suit budget and lead time and we guarantee you will be completely satisfied or if not we will resolve immediately to your complete satisfaction. If you need help in finding the right promotional product – call us for ideas and inspiration.
At Plain Talking HR we are passionate about providing simple and straightforward HR support to small and medium sized businesses. We use our extensive knowledge and experience gained in a range of industries such as Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Aviation and Charitable Organisations to take away the pain of managing employment matters.
London Luton Airport (LLA) is the UK’s fifth-largest airport and one of the fastest growing. As we continue to grow and develop, we believe that being a responsible business makes us a better business. The local community has been central to our success over the last 80 years and will be an important part of our future too. 16.6 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2018, making it our busiest year yet.
London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) is the company that owns LTN. Our shareholder is Luton Borough Council (LBC), which means that financial benefits arising from airport ownership can flow directly into local and nearby communities impacted by its operations.
Ryebridge have established their roots in Luton and recognise the proud history, cultural diversity and the huge potential that exists within the town. The firm endeavours to tap into this via local recruitment and utilising local resources.
Metro Bank PLC are a community bank providing commercial, business, not for profit and personal banking for both savers and borrowers. Our stores are open 7 days a week, with extended opening hours, we pride ourselves on offering unparalleled service and convenience. We also have Safe Deposit Boxes available to hire in various sizes. Pop in to see us at 10-20 Castle Street Luton and experience a different kind of bank. No appointments required!
Muslim Aid was established in the UK in 1985 by community leaders from 17 Islamic organisations in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. We are a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters or conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, discrimination, homelessness, debt, unemployment, injustice, deprivation or lack of skills and economic opportunities.
Luton Town Football Club was a merger between local clubs, Wanderers and Excelsior, formally announced on April 11th 1885.An invitation to become a founder member of the Southern League in 1894 was grabbed with both hands and in 1897 the club became members of the Football League Division Two.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK; They believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.
TUI is the world’s leading tourism group. The broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella consists of strong tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and leading online portals, six airlines with around 150 aircraft, over 400 hotels, 18 cruise liners and many incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe.
VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier Joint Venture (JV) are working with London Luton Airport Limited and Luton Council to construct the 2.1km Direct Air Rail Transit system - The DART. A pivotal local infrastructure project, The DART will increase capacity and speed to the UK’s fastest-growing major airport. Both VolkerFitzpatrick and Kier are local contractors based within 20 miles of Luton experienced in delivering impactful social value activity in local communities. The JV inspires the next generation of civil engineering talent by engaging local schools and colleges.
At Central Bedfordshire College, our purpose is to enable our students to achieve their maximum potential with strong support, integrity and love of learning. Our industry-grade facilities, friendly environment and strong partnerships with local businesses and universities ensure that learners at CBC develop an excellent work ethic in a realistic setting, and are then able to flourish and thrive in whatever path they choose, whether that be the workplace or higher education.