TC has signed a partnership agreement with Remploy, the first of its kind between Remploy and a contract cleaning company. Signatories to the agreement were Remploy’s head of strategic partnerships Stephen Dunn and Nick Pipping, TC Contractors’ chief executive officer. This key move underlines a longstanding relationship between the two businesses which has resulted in TC employing hundreds of Remploy candidates with complex barriers to work across some of its most prestigious cleaning contracts, including retailers New Look, Tesco, Sainsburys and Budgens.
Under the terms of the agreement, TC has committed to sharing information with Remploy concerning selection and recruitment procedures, culture, values, skills requirements, vacancy details and new store opening programmes. In turn, Remploy is committed to fully understanding TC’s recruitment needs and skills requirements. Remploy provides job ready candidates with the core skills that the company values. Remploy provides support to both management and the individual colleague to achieve sustained employment.
As well as the partnership agreement, TC also provides daily cleaning to a range of Remploy’s rapidly expanding recruitment branches in the midlands, Wales and the south. Utilising Remploy candidates to fulfil the cleaning positions within these branches further strengthens the relationship between the two companies.
Stephen Dunn said: "The partnership agreement with TC will result in increased opportunities of employment being offered to job seekers supported by Remploy. TC provides a consistently excellent service to our branches and places our candidates wherever possible. It’s a win-win situation all round."
Nick Pipping said: "TC is delighted to formalise its relationship with Remploy. The business benefits of using Remploy candidates are numerous including access to highly skilled and trained individuals together with enhanced loyalty and retention. We are passionately committed to providing sustainable work opportunities for those who need it most - making a positive difference to the lives of individuals and communities, and realising commercial benefits for everyone. The new partnership agreement with Remploy further underlines our position as one of the most dynamic and progressive independent contract cleaning companies in the UK."