Perch Group’s charitable partner The Boathouse Youth wins Lancashire Business Award

Published 17th March 2023

The Boathouse Youth (The BHY), which Perch Group is a platinum sponsor of, has won the Not-for-Profit Category at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards 2023.

As a leading young person’s charity based in Perch Group’s original hometown of Blackpool, The BHY provides high-quality Youth Work through a variety of educational and recreational activities designed to build confidence, restore self-esteem, and enable young people to lead their best lives. Perch Group donates £25,000 per year to help fund this work in deprived areas of one of the UK’s most poverty-stricken towns.

Laurance Hancock, Chief Executive Officer of The Boathouse Youth, says of winning the award:

“This is what happens when companies like Perch Group support us financially in the way they do. We believe our impact will be stronger as a result of this achievement and help us to continue generating the change that is needed for the young people of Blackpool.”

North West-based Perch Group (which incorporates Perch Capital Ltd, FCA-regulated ACI-UK Ltd, SRA-regulated TM Legal Services Ltd and FieldConnect Ltd) offers market-leading, data-led services across the whole debt lifecycle. CEO Craig Hinchliffe comments:

“We know first-hand how much The Boathouse Young deserves this award for the incredible work they do. As a business that deals with people in financial difficulty, we pride ourselves on taking an innovative and different approach to everything we do, including our Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Strategy. The fact that The BHY creates long-term social mobility through practical and impactful interventions means that we know our contribution makes a real difference to future generations.”

Now in its thirteenth year, the Red Rose Awards is held in Blackpool every year in front of an audience of more than 1,000 business professionals.

For more information on the incredible work of The Boathouse Youth, please visit their website: