Remploy Social Enterprise To Save Jobs

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Remploy Social Enterprise To Save Jobs

Remploy workers bid for automotive business in Birmingham, Coventry and Derby as Social Enterprise to save jobs.

The bid is independent from Remploy and has received backing and support from many sectors, with MP’s, schools for the disabled, unions, consultants and many others pledging support and help.

Remploy workers in Birmingham are bidding to turn factories in the automotive business into a Social Enterprise to save the jobs of disabled workers at the Birmingham factory aswell as the sites in Coventry and Derby.   The bid is spearheaded by Robert Bradley and Martin Hindle and should it be successful the plan is for any surplus profits to be used to help train disabled people and support other good causes in their communities.

The bid follows the decision by the Department of Works and Pensions to remove funding from all Remploy factories by September 2013 with the loss of 1021 disabled jobs across the country.

Blue Sky Corporate Finance have been appointed to help with producing a business plan and assist with the procurement of funds.

Paul Heaven, Managing Director, Blue Sky Corporate Finance said: “Blue Sky are delighted to assist the Social Enterprise team in their endeavours to secure this bid and fully support them in their campaign to protect jobs for the disabled.”

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