Celebration Event 2016 – Award Finalists

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the finalists for our annual Celebration Event awards have been announced. Categories include Company of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Team of the Year, Placement Provider of the Year, Pro Help firm of the Year and the Kelvin Irons Memorial Partnership Award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 17th May at City Hall. The finalists are     Alltruck PLC, the truck rental and fleet management firm based at Scudamore Road Ford & Slater, the truck dealership and service business based at Braunstone Sytner, the car...

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National Merchant Buying Society Ltd

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

National Merchant Buying Society Ltd

We are delighted to formally welcome The National Merchant Buying Society Ltd (NMBS) back into the fold as a member of Leicestershire Cares. NMBS is a centralised buying society for Independent Builders, Timber, Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Merchants. It has over 1000 members in 3000 branches and in excess of £1.4 billion buying power. NMBS launched their activity with Leicestershire Cares following their Managing Director, Chris Hayward’s involvement as one of our ‘Speedy Speakers’ at Fullhurst Community College in February where he delivered an inspirational message on successful...

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Hinckley & Rugby Building Society win Leicester Mercury Business Award

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society win Leicester Mercury Business Award

HRBS have contributed so much to Leicestershire Cares’ activities so we are all delighted that they have received the Leicester Mercury Business Award for their ‘Contribution to the Community.’ HRBS have been members of Leicestershire Cares since February 2012 and have been incredibly active during that time. They have provided volunteers in schools to support with literacy, numeracy and interview skills as part of our Go for Reading, Number Partners and Interview Technique projects and got involved with gusto with our community projects, Collect...

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Succesful Placement at Alltruck – Wire Project

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Succesful Placement at Alltruck – Wire Project

Chris Dzikiti was referred to the Wire Project in March 2016. He had found difficulty in looking for work within the administration field which he is highly passionate about. When he came to us we introduced him to Janine Borderick who is a HR Manager at Alltruck Plc based in their Croft Site. Janine was ecstatic to be able to help Chris aim high and show through his demonstration of skills that he is a highly employable candidate, should anyone be willing to offer him some work. Janine decided to place Chris at both the Croft and Loughborough sites where he completed several administration...

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Member Profile: Ford & Slater

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Ford & Slater is one of the largest DAF Trucks dealership groups in the UK, operating from 10 dealerships strategically located across the East Midlands and East Anglia with over 450 employees. Corporate and Social responsibility plays an important role at Ford & Slater and we are committed to contributing to local and business communities both as a firm and as individuals.  Our main aims are: To benefit our local communities and improve the environment To engage with, and gain a better understanding of, the communities we work and live in To encourage team spirit here at...

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