Disability employerShelforce has won yet another trophy after being voted Diversity Champion at this year’s Scale-Up Awards 2022.

Shelforce, which works closely with Birmingham City Council, impressed the judges with its inclusive approach to training and employment, with 75% of its workforce having a disability.

The award is the latest in a line of awards the Birmingham-based fabricator has picked up in the last 18 months, including the 2021 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) Business of the Year, the 2021 Asian Business Chamber Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion, and the 2021 British Chamber of Business Awards Equality Trailblazer for the West Midlands.

Business manager Howard Trotter said: “It’s absolutely brilliant to win Diversity Champion at this year’s ScaleUp Awards. It’s a great reward for the initiatives we have in place for staff and the leadership and management team, and it was a wonderful evening.

“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 event, held at London’s acclaimed Tobacco Dock and hosted by comedian Russell Kane, attracted 450 business leaders, entrepreneurs and VIPs from across the nation.

Oli Ballard, director at Scale-Up Awards, added: “We were so excited to crown these incredible businesses that are shaping their respective industries and the UK economy, and I’d like to congratulate Shelforce.”


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