Chris Toon (Leicestershire Cares), Ian Hall, Monica Kimche and presenter Huw Edwards.
PTS takes home top Business Charity award
Published: 03 June, 2013
PTS has taken home the top award in the Employment Scheme category at the national Business Charity Awards. The accolade is in recognition of its work with Leicestershire Cares, an organisation that helps ex-offenders and the homeless get into work.
PTS attended the ceremony at Grosvenor House, London on Monday 20 May. The awards were judged by a panel of 30 experts from charity and corporate sectors. The PTS team took home the trophy for its Homelessness Project, which was mostly run via its Leicester distribution centre, and provided mentored work placements for 32 Leicestershire Cares clients.
The Business Charity Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by businesses in the UK to good causes. The Employment Scheme Award is for a company that has significantly helped a charity by offering employment, work experience, training or other support to its beneficiaries.
Ian Hall, PTS regional distribution centre manager and coordinator of the Homelessness Project, said: “The whole team is incredibly proud to have been recognised for the time and hard work that made this project a success. It is really the icing on the cake after seeing a number of Leicestershire Cares clients come into their own and gain confidence after just two weeks of mentored support.”
Monica Kimche, director of Leicestershire Cares, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Employment Scheme Award and congratulate PTS on its fantastic achievement. We are tremendously grateful to Ian and all his staff for their commitment to our clients, which has been recognised by this tremendous award.”