Blog – Concorde BGW Supports Jericho Foundation Recycling Social Enterprise and Local Apprentices

Concord BGW, specialist provider of building, refurbishment and interior fit out services, is combining good commercial practice with their environmental objectives and corporate social responsibilities. They are now employing Jericho Recycling to collect and recycle all unused hard and softwoods produced on their latest redevelopment on Maney Corner in Sutton Coldfield.

The Jericho Recycling social enterprise provides sustainable solutions for commercial and office waste. Services encompass the collection, reclaiming, reuse and recycling of wood into timber, wooden furniture and gifts and kindling.

At the same time, Jericho helps 16-24 year old young people struggling to find work, by offering useful apprenticeships. All apprenticeships involve 30 hours of work paid at the national apprenticeship wage. During the apprenticeship youngsters also work with a Jericho partner college to complete a recognised qualification.

Karl Stanway, Concord BGW Site Manager, said “we are delighted to be working in partnership with such a worthwhile organisation. We are particularly proud that we are helping not just the environment, but also young people in the local area”.

Helen Worrall, Jericho Senior Social Enterprise Manager, agreed “our partnership with Concord BGW is a great example of how companies can become involved in our work in a practical, useful and commercially-sound way”.

Concord BGW are design and build specialists with a difference, offering a unique approach and delivering successful projects for bars, pubs, hotels and the public sector, efficiently and without compromising design. Over the last 25 years Concorde BGW has created a set of services designed to deliver excellent results for clients and to maximise return on investment. To find out more, please visit: http://www.concordebgw.com.

The Jericho Foundation is a charity which breaks down barriers in society and supports disadvantaged people to become fulfilled, skilled and employed. Jericho works with a broad variety of deprived people who are struggling including young people, ex-offenders, homeless people and survivors of modern slavery. They provide work experience or paid employment in their eco-friendly social enterprises. Alongside this, Jericho deliver a holistic package of support, guidance and training which is tailored to each client’s personal needs. This help enables the clients to end their dependency on benefits, secure sustainable employment and become an inclusive and integrated part of their local community. To find out more, please visit http://jericho.org.uk

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