Posts Categorized: News

Steve on BBC Radio 4

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Listen to our very own Steve Finn (Blue Sky Teams Director) talking to historian Justin Champion about the importance of having a job on BBC Radio 4…

On the catwalk with conviction

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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… Read more »

Minister gets a gardening lesson, and a message of hope

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Also inspirational were our merger partners RAPt, which helps over 20,000 offenders with substance misuse problems every year, working in 26 prisons in England and Wales. We are working with RAPt to create a referral pathway to take on graduates of its prison rehab programmes as Blue Sky employees, with a particular interest in employing… Read more »

High Sheriff of Berkshire visits Johnson & Johnson contract

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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… Read more »

Blue Sky in the Guardian

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  Please take a moment to read Katie Allen’s excellent article in today’s Guardian: “Ex-inmates find honest jobs courtesy of banker and colleague, the bank robber” Steve tells his story and Mick highlights the difference between what a job means to an ex-offender compared to some people he worked with previously  in The City.

Blue Sky’s Year – 2014

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It’s been quite a year. Thank you to everyone who has offered us jobs for ex-offenders, given us funding, taken on our people permanently and supported us in any way. Without your help we wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we have. Click on the picture below to check out some of our highlights… Read more »

A visit from the Secretary of State for Justice…

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We were delighted to be asked by the MP for Ealing Central and Acton Angie Bray to take a lead role in an event which would demonstrate the invaluable work being carried out in her constituency through the incredibly successful partnership between Blue Sky and Amey. On 3rd December Blue Sky and other representatives from… Read more »

Carwyn’s blog – A sewing machine for Christmas…

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Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming Will Prochaska, Ben Houghton, Gail Jones and Philippa Harrison from RAPt (Blue Sky’s merger partner) to our Stitch in Time textiles workshop at HMP/YOI Bronzefield. As workshop manager Allison Enenche showed our guests what Stitch in Time produces (from bags for Anya Hindmarch to haute couture garments –… Read more »