It was great to catch up with the Employability Team at Thirteen Group to discuss our plans for future engagement on apprenticeships and work experience.  We are looking forward to developing our partnership alongside the Westdale Road project, in Thornaby. The site, which features 37 plots, is beginning to take shape, with all the foundations and sub-structures in place. 

Thank you to Peter Venis (Employment Engagement Officer), Philip Bentham (Employability Team Manager) and Nusrat Razzaq (Training Officer) for their warm welcome and for sharing some fantastic ideas to encourage and support more people to gain employability skills in the construction sector.

Peter said: “The commitment to social value and proactive approach makes it easy and enjoyable to work with T Manners & Sons. I’m excited to see how this partnership develops, some great ideas for projects to upskill & give experience to members of our community have been seeded”.

Trish Manners, Head of Business Support at T Manners & Sons, added: “It is great to have the opportunity to not just build a quality product for our clients but also to help make a real difference in what we make and the surrounding communities they are built in.”