The Public Services Lab, a joint venture including international support services and construction group Interserve, has won the ‘Innovative New Idea’ award at the 2016 Finance for the Future Awards.
The award celebrates the year’s most innovative new idea with the potential to have a tangible impact on society, in line with the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The Public Services Lab is a collaborative joint venture created and delivered by Interserve, Clubfinance, Catch22 and Big Society Capital to help voluntary, community and social enterprises across Liverpool to develop the skills and business practices to deliver innovative, effective and sustainable public services. This significant accolade comes as the Lab approaches launch later this year.
The international Finance for the Future Awards recognise the role which the finance community plays in building resilient organisations, by embedding environmental and social issues into decision making. The Awards were founded by ICAEW and HRH The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), in partnership with Deloitte.
Chris Catterall, the incoming chief executive of the Public Services Lab, said:
“This award recognises the scope and potential for the Lab to influence and change the way that public services are delivered. The Lab has been designed to support Liverpool’s mission-led community to scale, collaborate and deliver public services differently. Once launched, it should benefit everyone; from commissioners through to users of public services.”