Blue skies ahead for so­cial en­ter­prise owner

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A BUSI­NESS owner was awarded with a life­time achieve­ment award on June 16 for his work in help­ing to find jobs for prison leavers.

Mick May, who is the founder of Den­ham based Blue Sky, re­ceived the award at the Em­ploy­ment Re­lated Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (ERSA) Em­ploy­a­bil­ity Awards.

So­cial en­ter­prise Blue Sky only em­ploys and trains ex-of­fend­ers, to re­ha­bil­i­tate them and help them find work.

The awards are now in their third year and cham­pion the peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions who help peo­ple gain em­ploy­ment.

The life­time achieve­ment award recog­nises in­di­vid­u­als who have made a no­table im­pact on the em­ploy­ment re­lated ser­vices sec­tor.

Mr May said: “I am ex­tremely grate­ful to Serco and ERSA for this award.

“It is a fit­ting trib­ute to the work of Blue Sky over the past 10 years, a rel­a­tively small so­cial en­ter­prise that has truly punched above its weight.”

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