Disability employer Shelforce has been named as a finalist for the Diversity Champion title in the ScaleUp Awards.

Business manager Howard Trotter, said of the nomination: “It’s testament to the company culture we have at Shelforce, the leadership and management, and the initiatives we have in place here for our staff.

“We have created a hugely supportive work environment that both inspires and benefits our team, and this has created exceptional staff satisfaction, development and increased employee engagement with Shelforce’s values and goals.”

The fabricator, which supplies PVCu and aluminium products to local authority building projects, working with Birmingham City Council, has an inclusive approach to training and employment, with 75% of its workforce having a disability.

Last year, Shelforce was named 2021 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) Business of the Year, won Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion at the Asian Business Chamber Awards and Equality Trailblazer for the West Midlands at the British Chamber of Business Awards, while also featuring on ITV’s Made In Britain to tell the company’s unique story.

The ScaleUp Awards event is organised by Business Leader. The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, November 3 at the Tobacco Dock, London and will be hosted by comedian Russell Kane.


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