Greggs recognised for its commitment to work inclusion

25/06/14

Greggs has recently been recognised for its commitment to improving the lives of disadvantage people at 2 prestigious award ceremonies.

In June we picked up the prestigious Large Employer of the Year accolade at the ERSA employability awards, which recognises a large employer who has demonstrated exceptional commitment in creating opportunities for disadvantaged and long-term unemployed people.

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James Evans, Head of Operations at Imagematch Social Enterprise – the organisation which nominated us for this award, said: “Greggs have done an astonishing job and worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for individuals who otherwise could not find work. They have made a real positive impact on people’s lives. They truly deserve the recognition they are receiving and this prestigious ERSA award will be the first of many in my opinion. Greggs are a gleaming example of a large company making a real difference to the lives of individuals in the communities they work in.”

In July our “Ready to work” scheme which provides offenders and ex-offenders the chance to gain work experience and employment received Business in the Communities’ stamp of approval when it was awarded a “Big Tick” at their regional awards ceremony. 

Roisin Currie, Greggs’ People Director commented:

“Making a difference to the local communities, which have helped us grow as a business has been, and will continue to be, at the heart of our corporate social responsibility agenda.  We are delighted to have been awarded a “big tick” for our “Ready to work” scheme, which is one of three programmes developed to create opportunities for disadvantages and long-term unemployed people.”

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