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A.F. Blakemore Grabs Gold at Walsall Works Partner Awards

October 01, 2019

Walsall Works Gold Partner Award

A.F. Blakemore has been presented with Gold Partner Status at the Walsall Works Partner Awards.

The Walsall Works Partner Awards were established in 2018 by Walsall Council as a way of recognising local employers who have demonstrated a commitment to investing in and supporting local people and communities.

Gold status partners of Walsall Works are able to demonstrate that they look beyond their own business and get involved in a wide range of activities that benefit local people, including working with schools to raise students’ aspirations, increasing inclusion and diversity in the workplace and creating and sustaining employment for local people.

The awards took place on 5th September at Walsall College and were presented by Walsall Council’s Head of Regeneration and Development Simon Tranter.

Judges for the awards commented: “A.F. Blakemore is a family business that has consistently shown a strong commitment to the prosperity of the local community. From events to recruitment, they are a great example of a social value employer.

“The Partner Awards are seen as a quality mark of CSR, and with the example set by businesses such as A.F. Blakemore, we hope other employers will be inspired to develop staff, work with schools and local communities and strive to achieve Silver and Gold Partner status.”

A.F. Blakemore HR Business Partner Liz Blakemore, who collected the award, added: “We are over the moon to be presented with the gold award.

“It is of vital importance that we are recognised locally for the work we do and strive to be an employer of choice in the areas in which we trade.”

Walsall Works is a Walsall Council organisation that was set up in 2012 to address high youth unemployment in Walsall and across the region.

The organisation has since evolved to offer support to people of all ages in gaining skills and employment, through partnering up with local businesses.
 

A.F. Blakemore collects Walsall Works Gold Partner award

A.F. Blakemore HR Business Partner Liz Blakemore collects the Gold Partner award from Walsall Council’s Head of Regeneration and Development Simon Tranter

 

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