Shelforce - Living the BEST Values everyday!
Shelforce celebrates ‘Success’
Shelforce, a Direct Employment group based in the Development and Culture Directorate, prove that by living the Council’s Core Values everyday; teamwork, service performance and customer satisfaction can all be improved. They are truly ‘living’ and celebrating Success!
Shelforce is a trading business based in Erdington and are a direct employment group who manufacture and supply PVCu doors and windows to the social housing market.
Shelforce actively seeks to employ people with disabilities who would find it difficult, if not impossible, to secure and maintain employment in mainstream workplaces.
It is split into two distinct business areas:
Shelforce Employment Support- which offers support to people with disabilities seeking employment by facilitating job searches and providing support though the selection process. Shelforce also offers support to employers by providing training workshops and events.
Shelforce Windows and Doors- manufactures and installs PVCu windows and doors in the social housing sector. Currently over 75% of people employed in this area have a disability
Shelforce have had a fantastic year, surpassing all targets
Their growth in 2007/8 comprises of an amazing:
- 32% increase in the sales of windows and doors- Turnover is now an incredible £5.35miliion!
- 29% increase in productivity to 25 500 units
- 27% increase in productivity per person
Andrew Fellows, General Manager of Shelforce, said: ‘Next year will be even better than this year and this year has been the best ever!’
To help every Shelforce employee celebrate their amazing year an awards ceremony was held in Shelforce canteen area on Friday 19th December 08.
The morning consisted of a full English breakfast with tea, coffee and juice in the canteen, a DVD played which had a Christmas feel to it.
All of the awards were presented by Andrew Fellows. The first awards were for employees who had successfully passed their NVQs and they received certificates.
At Shelforce there is a suggestion scheme where employees can make suggestions to improve the business, save money, which included health and safety improvements. In appreciation, all employees who made a suggestion were awarded with a certificate.
Each division within Shelforce was awarded a framed certificate on behalf of each team member: recognising the fact that Shelforce’s success is down to every individual employee’s hard work and commitment.
The final award was for employee of the year, the winner is Mark Bull from production. Mark has excelled since joining Shelforce, he has worked hard to develop himself to do his job better. He received a special trophy, certificate and his name engraved onto a plaque.
Well done to all the winners at Shelforce! If you would like any more details about Shelforce and the work that they do then please contact Andrew Potter, BEST Programme Manager for Development and Culture on 675 1574.