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Blue Sky Yorkshire, Groundwork Pride Ltd Block C, Normanton Town Hall High Street Normanton, WF6 2DZ Telephone 01924 307222 wakefield@groundwork.org.uk www.groundwork.org.uk/wakefield For further information on the services Groundwork Blue Sky can offer you or your organisation please contact us at the address above.

Groundwork uses environmental action to create better neighbourhoods, build skills and job prospects, and, to live and work in a healthier and more sustainable way.

Groundwork Pride Limited is registered in England. Company Registration No.

02871169.

It is a subsidiary of Groundwork Wakefield and Groundwork North Yorkshire. Profits are covenanted to improve the environment. Registered Office: Block C, Normanton Town Hall, High Street, Normanton, WF6 2DZ.

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Who we are

A proper job with a proper company Blue Sky employs ex-offenders and gives people the opportunity to experience work and gain valuable skills for the future.

“Since working for Blue Sky, he has changed. He is much more helpful at home and happier in himself, his confidence is increasing all the time. Blue Sky has given him something to get up for in the morning, a pay packet at the end of the week and is teaching him good work ethics, team building and new skills. I feel proud of him now, which is something I, as a mother, haven’t felt for a while. Thank you Blue Sky.“

Mother of a Blue Sky employee

Commercial Services

Quality of delivery

Why employ us?

Blue Sky works alongside Groundwork Pride’s commercial contracts teams, specialising in hard and soft landscaping and grounds maintenance. Blue Sky delivers quality work under contract to organisations in the private and public sectors.

Our operating model offers more than many of our competitors. We are cost effective, deliver top quality work and are reliable. We provide our own team leaders selected for their leadership and skills to manage our people effectively in the delivery of all aspects of hard and soft landscaping. A typical Blue Sky team consists of three to six people including a qualified team leader skilled in all aspects of hard and soft landscaping.

Blue Sky provides a high quality service tailored to meet your needs. By employing us to undertake your contract work we can guarantee that any surplus made will be re-invested in the local community. This will not only benefit your organisation but also

Blue Sky is the ideal partner for organisations looking to deliver their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our dedicated team can support employers to maintain areas of land including gardens, parks and open spaces through our innovative social enterprise, in turn, providing employment opportunities for ex-offenders.

your employees and their families. We can also offer the potential to generate other opportunities that will benefit your CSR agenda.

The Facts

75%

Of ex-offenders have no job on release

50%

(upto) Reduction in re-offending when employed

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Of prisoners released re-offend within 2 years

The impact

45%

Of those completing contracts have gone into sustainable employment

500+

Acres of land were improved and maintained by Blue Sky employees

70%

Of employees leave Blue Sky with accredited vocational qualifications

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