Blue Sky Services

Blue Sky Services is a social enterprise that provides a range of services to customers in the voluntary and private sector, local authorities and social landlords. Part of Forward’s employment services offer, Blue Sky Services supports our commitment to directly employ people with lived experience of offending and addiction.

Blue Sky Services offers roles in:

Grounds maintenance

Invasive weed eradication

Verge and hedge cutting

Tractor and flail work

Void house clearance

Office clearance

Technological waste clearance

We are also expanding into new sectors through strategic partnerships with other social enterprises, prisons (including prison industries) and others. This is part of our strategy to widen our social impact and employ more people.

Who we work with

  • Local authorities e.g. Hillingdon
  • Parish councils e.g. Denham, Woodburn, Burnham
  • Social landlords e.g. London and Quadrant Housing
  • Charities e.g. Groundwork London
  • Prisons
  • Private landlords, developers and landowners
  • Other public sector organisations

Creating social impact

23% reduction in re-offending

through Blue Sky Services

Blue Sky Services through the Forward Trust employs ex-offenders and other unemployed groups who want to work in ground maintenance and related sectors. We give them the training and practical experience to develop the mind-sets and behaviours needed to succeed in work. Many of our employees progress to careers with organisations in the private sector.

Our employment model has a proven impact on reducing re-offending – a reduction of up to 23% according the Ministry of Justice’s Data Lab. This makes it one of the highest performing interventions on record.

Our impact includes:

100% track record of completing work on time and to customer requirements

Repeat customers – including both local authorities and commercial customers – with some relationships lasting over 10 years

We deliver social value and impact that can help customers achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility goals

We have worked with Blue Sky Services for some years now and are extremely happy with the service they provide. We find them trustworthy, reliable and all the work they have done for us is of the highest standard.
- Woodburn and Bourne End Parish Council
We have been using the services of Blue Sky for over ten years due to them being reliable, extremely helpful and trusted to provide a quality service.
- Head of Green Spaces, Sport and Culture London Borough of Hillingdon

Get in touch

To explored working with Blue Sky Services, email Steve Finn, General Manager, at or using the form below: