A partnership between TC Facilities Management (TCFM) and Remploy, the disability employment specialist, has been named as a finalist for the ERSA Employability Awards 2017, sponsored by Clarion Housing Group, in the Large Employer of the Year award category.
The Employability Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate and champion best practice from across the employment support sector. This year the awards were judged by Nick Butler from the Department for Work and Pensions, Andy Cook from the Centre for Social Justice, and Christine Chang from Big Society Capital.
TCFM was nominated for the Large Employer of the Year Award, recognising a large employer which has demonstrated exceptional commitment in creating opportunities for disadvantaged and long-term unemployed jobseekers. TC Facilities Management, through its partnership with Remploy and other welfare to work organisations for over 10 years, has supported more than 1000 people with a disability into sustained employment.
Rachel Gardiner, head of HR at TCFM, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Working with Remploy has seen this group of talented and motivated individuals seize the opportunity to prove themselves as committed, engaged and enthusiastic. They add value to the teams they work in and the customers they serve, enabling us to continue to deliver a great service to our clients. This has resulted in enhancing our disability confidence and engaging more parts of the business with understanding what benefits employing people with disability can bring to the business.”
Matt Reed, Remploy’s employer services director, said: “I am delighted TCFM has been shortlisted for the Large Employer Award. The company has shown real commitment to disability confidence, supporting more than 1000 people with a disability into sustained employment in the last 10 years. They enable people with a disability or health conditions to showcase their skills in a supportive workplace environment and TCFM’s drive to create a truly diverse workforce is evident right across the organisation.”