Amid its success, the partnership has exceeded its charitable goals and created over 400 jobs, employed over 80 people specifically from ‘target’ local communities, and supported over 130 local producers within 30 miles.
In the last 18 months over £250,000 has been reinvested into community projects in the target communities to support regeneration. Local residents help decide how future funding is spent through an annual Community Survey and an additional £1million will be committed to these communities over the next five years.
Mark Gale, CEO of GGT said: "We're delighted to be shortlisted for the ground breaking Gloucester Services on the M5. With our shared purpose and ownership, we're proud to deliver the vision of local residents, which has created jobs, opportunities and regeneration across our neighbourhoods."
The entry has been shortlisted in the long-term partnership category, with the awards taking place on 22 May 2019.
Gloucester Services is a pretty special place and attracts some high profile visitors, but yesterday the GGT team met the cutest celebrity going - Little Richie, the four week old lamb.