January 2015

February 2015

High Sheriff of Berkshire visits Johnson & Johnson contract

By | 4th February, 2015|News|

We were delighted to be able to welcome the High Sheriff of Berkshire, Chris Khoo, and his wife Naomi, who had requested to come along and meet one of our teams working in ‘his’ county. This was even more enjoyable as one of our newest clients, the internationally renowned Johnson & Johnson, were kind enough [...]

May 2015

April 2015

Blue Sky appoints a new Managing Director

By | 20th April, 2015|News|

Kate Markey is Blue Sky’s new Managing Director, starting her role on 20th April 2015. Kate has a long career in social enterprise. She was previously Deputy Chief Executive of the social enterprise support agency CAN, and Managing Director of its social finance intermediary, CAN Invest. She is also a former Editor of The Big [...]

On the catwalk with conviction

By | 1st April, 2015|Blog, Blue Sky Inside, News|

Following on from a highly successful fashion show at the Old Bailey last year, Blue Sky was very pleased to be involved in another one, this time in The Mansion House. This year Mencap is the charity being supported by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal so Gilly Yarrow, the Lady Mayoress, decided to turn The Mansion [...]

March 2015

Carwyn’s Blog – The stuff of dreams at ‘Stitch in Time’

By | 19th March, 2015|Blog, Carwyn's blog, Blue Sky Inside, News|

“We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams” Willy Wonka played by Gene Wilder in 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' (1971) I catch up with Maureen, one of Blue Sky Inside’s employees at the Stitch in Time textiles workshop at HMP Bronzefield, a few days before she’s due to be released. I [...]

Minister gets a gardening lesson, and a message of hope

By | 6th March, 2015|Blog, News|

Many thanks to Dan Watkins, Parliamentary Spokesman for Tooting, for organising the visit of the Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, to see Quadron's partnership with Blue Sky in action at Wandsworth. The centre piece of the morning was the induction and training of 5 new Blue Sky recruits as grounds [...]

February 2015

Prisoner to Gardener to Full-time Bus Driver – Shanitta’s Story

By | 20th February, 2015|Case Study, News|

Aged 23 and with 3 young children to support Shanitta was arrested for a drugs offence and handed a prison sentence. She appreciates that she was fortunate to have a loving family who could take care of her kids while she was inside. Shanitta had heard about Blue Sky from a friend years ago and [...]