Right2Work held its Annual Awards and Celebration with more than 150 people packed into Kendal Rugby Club’s Mintbridge Stadium to recognise all the achievements of the past year.
It was an afternoon all about our staff and customers, and a chance to thank them and our key partners.
The celebration began with a keynote speech from Right2Work Chair Phil Shea, where he highlighted that these are exciting times for R2W:
“We are looking at the direction in which the company will head over the years ahead, whilst retaining its essential DNA. We will continue to enhance the learning, wellbeing and involvement in the Cumbrian community.”
Awards and certificates were handed out by the Mayor of Kendal, Guy Tirvengadum, and Lady Mayoress of Appleby, Jenny Morgan.
As you can see R2W Furniture Warehouse regular, Duncan, captured the vibe with his lively lifting of his award skyward – clearly all the H&S training at R2W has proven its worth!
It was all about the people Right2Work have supported across Cumbria.
Nicole from Barrow, for example, has been a huge success on the ‘Supported Internship’ programme and she now has a job at the Abbey House Hotel thanks to the support from her job coaches and the effort she has put in.
Right2Work Director Susan Wigley: “It was a truly excellent showcase for what we do and what has been achieved in the past year.”
“It also highlighted the very strong working relationships we have with key stakeholders -ranging from the further education colleges to local authorities, the Department of Work and Pensions and far beyond.”
“Right2Work is all about nurturing potential and the celebration event clearly demonstrated that – it was a great afternoon and many thanks to all those who attended and shared this success.”
Chair, Phil Shea adds: “Right2Work has a customer base right across Cumbria and draws on a range of younger people with learning disabilities who may have struggled to find employment and training. One of the key things this celebration did was recognise that they now feel valued in the workplace and training environments.”