Huge congratulations to John, Dave, Steve and Malcolm (along with Steve's mate and honorary Blue Sky employee Toby) who completed the London Triathlon on Sunday 7 months after Steve signed everyone up saying that "it would be a bit of fun". It is fair to say that the office thought that TEAM BLUE SKY were 'all the [...]
Amey has published an article in its internal magazine 'The Hub' about the work it does to support Blue Sky.
Marlon had a full-time job as a courier but when he committed a serious driving offence he had his licence stripped from him for 3.5 years. The very next day he lost his job and the steady income that came with it. After being unemployed for some time he was placed on the Work Programme [...]
“I’m 27 years old and work on the recycling team with Veolia in Richmond. It’s hard work but I really enjoy being outdoors everyday. By giving me this job Blue Sky has definitely helped to keep me on the straight and narrow. Being in work has improved my family life loads, especially my relationship with [...]
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with their freedom” - Bob Dylan August was a month of heroic achievement for Blue Sky – not only did we hit the heady heights of having over 100 ex-offenders on our payroll for the first time ever, but we also took part in the [...]
Blue Sky is growing, winning an increasing number of commercial contracts to create jobs for ex-offenders. Since 2005 we have now employed over 940 ex-offenders, and currently have over 100 on our payroll. Building on our mainstay work over the years in grounds maintenance, Blue Sky has diversified in recent times to create employment opportunities [...]
Great article by Third Sector about Blue Sky and our success as a social enterprise over the past 9 years. Click on the image above to read more...
We have a new partnership with Gloucester City Homes where we can place ex-offenders into their Estate Services Team. Click on their logo below to read more and hear about Neville, the first Blue Sky employee to be start with them.
Until relatively recently Clement had been in and out of jail for almost 7 years. Now aged 44 he thought ‘enough is enough’ and when he was released in December he said to himself he would not be going back this time. He says: “It was so tough on release but I was persistent about [...]
We have just hit another milestone in the Stitch in Time workshop. We have produced a massive 30,000 products since operations began. This grand total includes: 19,642 Anya Hindmarch dustbags 8,050 jewellery bags 2,318 other products including table linen for Harris Loves, goodie bags for the Old Bailey fashion show, Bridget bags for ET Games and [...]