Genuine Solutions rewarded for supported employment
Genuine Solutions Group, global technology recycler and distributor has just been recognised by Surrey Choices, the social care provider, for its contribution to the EmployAbility scheme and presented with an award at last week’s Making a Difference Awards. The Surrey-based technology firm, which employs over 100 people from its Surbiton base, has been supporting the scheme by trying to find work for people who have autism or a learning, physical or sensory disability.
As well as receiving an award for the company’s efforts, their first employee to come through the scheme, Damian, also received an award for outstanding achievement. The judges were impressed by both employee and employer and how both have worked hard to make the scheme a real success.
“It’s great to see Damien receiving this award. He has become a key member of the team, getting fully involved, learning new skills and even finding time to build friendships.”
Viv Sage, People Director at Genuine Solutions was there to collect the company award at Denbies Wine Estates, Dorking and expressed his delight, “We’re always keen to embrace new ways of enriching the working life of our employees as well as supporting our local community and the EmployAbility scheme encapsulates both those objectives. It’s great to see Damien receiving this award. He has become a key member of the team, getting fully involved, learning new skills and even finding time to build friendships. Everyone at Genuine Solutions has benefited from his contribution, we’ve become better managers and co-workers from the experience.”
“The Awards were about taking the opportunity to recognise the workplace achievements of people like Damian and pay tribute to the commitment and enthusiasm from employers like Genuine Solutions.”
Penelope Fell, Managing Director of Surrey Choices, explained more: “The Surrey Choices EmployAbility team works hard to forge effective partnerships with local businesses, so we can offer a wide range of employment opportunities to our customers. The Awards were about taking the opportunity to recognise the workplace achievements of people like Damian and pay tribute to the commitment and enthusiasm from employers like Genuine Solutions, that have helped us improve the lives of Surrey Choices customers. It’s about giving people the best opportunities to succeed in all areas of life.”
Genuine Solutions is continuing to work with Surrey Choices to help find more opportunities for people looking to make that first step into work. The company, which came 35th in the Sunday Times Best small companies to work for in 2017, offers a multitude of Wellness and Development programmes for its growing workforce. For more information on career opportunities at Genuine Solutions, please contact HR@gsgplc.co.uk.