Inclusive Birmingham employer shortlisted twice at regional awards

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An Erdington-based business that employs some of Birmingham’s most vulnerable people has been shortlisted for two awards at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Awards.

Window and door manufacturer Shelforce is up for Excellence in Contribution to the Community AND Excellence in People Development.

The company specialises in providing high-quality PVCu and aluminium windows and doors to local authority building projects, working closely with Birmingham City Council and has an inclusive approach to employment, with 75% of its workforce suffering from a disability.

Howard Trotter, Shelforce’s Business Manager, said: “We are thrilled to receive these nominations at what is one of the most prestigious events in the region’s business calendar.

“Shelforce has always been synonymous with contributing to the community and delivering social and commercial outcomes for the citizens of Birmingham.

“We also help our staff develop their life skills and the skills they need to work as a team and deliver high-quality products in a competitive market.”

In the last year, Shelforce has provided windows and doors for the revamp of the 20-storey Barry Jackson Tower to help homeless families and manufactured the aluminium windows for the city’s first-ever modular home.

It’s also set to open a training facility to equip young people with disabilities with the skills and confidence for employment.

The annual dinner and awards takes place at the ICC Birmingham on Board Street, on Thursday, March 19 and is set to attract over 1,300 guests from businesses across Greater Birmingham.

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