Walsall businesses have been recognised for their commitment in investing in local people at the launch Walsall Council’s Walsall Works Partner Awards.
The Awards, launched today (Friday 24 November) recognises local businesses who have supported Walsall people in achieving their goals and progressing in the workplace over the past year.
The awards also celebrate the commitment made by organisations who work in partnership with the Council to create economic prosperity for Walsall people and who support businesses operating in the borough to flourish and create jobs through further growth.
Opening the event, Cllr Sean Coughlan, Leader of Walsall Council, said: “We’ve made a commitment to help Walsall people find jobs and training opportunities and I believe that Walsall employers are playing a crucial role and for that we appreciate their efforts.”
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched their Disability Confident Initiative, to encourage employers to take advantage of the skills that people with disabilities can bring to the workplace.
Valerie Vaz, Walsall South MP said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has attended today’s event and businesses who have pledged to support this initiative.”
Kasia Klundek, Head of People Strategy & Governance at HomeServe said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Walsall Works for inviting us to the event today. We were delighted to be recognised with a Walsall Works Bronze Award.
“We’ve taken away some really helpful information to help us see how we can get even more involved in activities that can benefit local people and our community and I intend to share with my HomeServe colleagues.”
The following organisations were recognised for supporting the Walsall Works programme:
Accord Housing, Advance Appliances, AF Blakemore, APCOA Parking, Bentley West School, Enoch Evans, Fortel, Handlesbanken, HomeServe, In-Comm Training, Interface Signs, JC Payne, Jhoots Pharmacy, Kerry Collins Recruitment, Midland Conservation, One Walsall, Performance Through People, Ryders Hayes Academy, The Light Cinema, The Vine Trust, Walsall Adult & Community College, Walsall College, whg, Whitehouse Cox and ZF Lemforder.