“Thanks to a responsible business I have moved on from my criminal record, found work for the first time and now have the chance to succeed and make my family proud” Greg, 45, Customer Services Assistant, Blue Sky, London
Blue Sky provides alternative agency labour for local authorities and commercial contractors, in grounds maintenance, waste management, distribution, laundry and catering contracts. Blue Sky only employs ex-offenders, providing them with real jobs and support that breaks the cycle of re-offending and challenges perceptions about ex-offenders.
arc connected Blue Sky to Deloitte, an arc Founding Partner. Through their Social Innovation Pioneers Programme, Deloitte has been instrumental in helping Blue Sky develop a catering placement scheme in the Deloitte restaurant. Greg was one of the first people to be placed and worked full time as a Customer Services Assistant for Blue Sky. He has since progressed further and is now a Blue Sky Supervisor working on a grounds maintenance team in Southwark. Without the backing of such responsible businesses, it would not be possible for Blue Sky to deliver the level of social impact it achieves.
To find out more about Blue Sky, please visit their website at www.blueskydevelopment.co.uk