Guest Speakers at Park Plaza.

by Steve Freer

Val and I were invited to speak at the Park Plaza, where we were joined by Stuart Andrews (Conservative M.P or Pudsey) and The British Heart Foundation, as part of a Pluss celebration of helping people furthest from the job market into employment. It was extremely humbling to see a young man with cerebral palsy receive an award from his manager, in recognition of his hard work. Sadly people with barriers to employment like this young man, are discriminated against when it comes to jobs, but with organisations like Pluss and ourselves fighting the cause for ex-offenders, we can show business that in fact to include them when recruiting is often a win/win. When someone believes that they have very little chance and then are given a chance, you would be pleasantly surprised just how loyal and hard working they are in return.