EMCOR UK has partnered with Access Community Trust (ACT) to create employment opportunities and enhance mental wellbeing at work and in the local community.
The partnership, led by Steve Thomson, account director for EMCOR UK at its British Sugar contract, was developed to:
EMCOR UK worked closely with ACT and British Sugar to refurbish the Steam Café, and the company’s supply chain partners donated over £15,000 to support the refurbishment.
EMCOR UK is proud to report that the successful partnership has resulted in:
EMCOR UK’s mission is to create a better world at work and through its membership with the Social Value Portal, EMCOR UK can measure its social value impact. This initiative with ACT has so far generated over £70,000 in social value achieved through volunteering hours, donations, employment of two individuals, provision of mental health training and the sharing of the Apprenticeship Levy.
Steve Thomson, account director at EMCOR UK, said: “It has been amazing to see the positive impact that our partnership with ACT has had on the local community and on our colleagues who work at the British Sugar contract. Collaboration is key to how we operate at British Sugar and this success couldn’t have been achieved without the support of our colleagues, customers and supply chain partners. What we have achieved so far is only the beginning and we plan to recruit more people through this partnership and to carry out a second stage of refurbishment of the Steam Café in September.”
Lewis Tyrrell, service manager, youth, employment and volunteer services at ACT, said: “The partnership with EMCOR UK has evolved to benefit both ACT and EMCOR UK. We support candidates who are furthest away from employment and EMCOR UK has provided a sustainable route to lasting change and has been instrumental in providing not only a levy to upskill the long term unemployed but also a direct recruitment pathway. The relationship has been pioneering and represents the true social value of EMCOR UK. We have come together to form a partnership which is viewed with envy across both sectors.”