February 2017

Hidden talents

By | 15th February, 2017|News|

We wanted to share a piece of artwork that we discovered on the back of a timesheet of one of our employees – a graffiti-inspired re-working of our logo and the defiant statement: “I Ain’t No Criminal”. At Blue Sky we’re all about creating new identities for people through the dignity of real work, and [...]

Blue Sky features in DWP guidance on employing ex-offenders

By | 3rd February, 2017|News|

Blue Sky is proud to support the DWP’s See Potential campaign, and to inform its work in promoting the business benefits of hiring candidates from disadvantaged groups, including ex-offenders. Published this week is See Potential’s new employer guide on open recruitment (written in partnership with BITC) which features Blue Sky as an example of good [...]

Blue Sky helps Hillingdon break Green Flag world record

By | 3rd February, 2017|News|

Blue Sky Services, which employs teams of ex-offenders to deliver grounds maintenance and related environmental services, has played a key part in helping Hillingdon Council to boast the highest number of Green Flag awarded to parks and green spaces in the world, with a staggering 42 scooping the prestigious prize. Steve Finn, Teams Director for [...]

December 2016

New job opportunities in construction

By | 1st December, 2016|News|

Building on our 10-year track record in industries such as grounds maintenance, waste management and distribution, Blue Sky is developing exciting new partnerships in construction. Working with companies such as Powerday, we are offering entry-level employment opportunities for ex-offenders with the potential for further training and career development. We are actively seeking applications from ex-offenders [...]

October 2016

Young Blue Sky Friends cross the finish line

By | 20th October, 2016|News|

Oliver Jones aged 23 and his younger half-brother Jack Chaplin 21 have completed the 41st TCS Amsterdam Marathon on 15 October.  Both young men pushed their boundaries by trying this new run and managed to raise a large sum of over £12,000 for Blue Sky. “I definitely hit the ‘runner’s wall’ but we just kept [...]

April 2016

Amey celebrates 10 year partnership with Blue Sky

By | 4th April, 2016|Blog, News|

Amey and social enterprise, Blue Sky, are celebrating 10 years of partnership and more than 300 new hires – all of whom are ex-offenders. Launched in 2005, Blue Sky was created with the aim of getting more ex-offenders into meaningful employment and to help reduce the risk of reoffending. To date, the social enterprise has [...]

February 2016

September 2015

From the Blue and White Hoops to finding Blue Sky

By | 25th September, 2015|News|

“I used to play football for QPR, for eight years, loved it and then I got caught up doing silly things.” Irvin went from playing football for ‘the hoops’ to making what he describes as a stupid mistake which led him to being inside at HMP Coldingley. Following his release he found it hard to [...]

August 2015

Why buy from Blue Sky?

By | 12th August, 2015|News|

Blue Sky is featured in an interview with Johnson & Johnson in Supply Management magazine on why they use the power of procurement to help people lead happier and healthier lives. “Buying social is about making sure every £1 a company spends can bring much more. It isn’t about a charitable donation, it’s establishing a commercial contract with [...]