30 June 2017

Royal British Legion Industries wins coveted ERSA Employability Award

Royal British Legion Industries last night picked up a national award for its outstanding services to the employment sector.

RBLI was commended in the Disability and Health Employment category at the coveted ERSA Employability Awards in recognition of the charity’s range of employment services including the delivery of the Access to Work programme, which provides tailored individual support to those facing barriers in the workplace due to disability.

The charity was also nominated in the Innovation category, which saw RBLI’s transformative employment support programme for veterans, LifeWorks, commended. However, worthy winners, House of St Barnabas, picked up the award at the event, which was hosted by Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt.

RBLI’s Chief Executive Steve Sherry CMG OBE said: “Whether it is through our social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, or through the various services we provide under our employment division, RBLI prides itself on going the extra mile to ensure those who require employment support due to health conditions or disabilities, receive the standard of help they need to find and sustain rewarding work.

“RBLI is immensely proud to have had our work recognised by ERSA, and we wish to congratulate all of those who were nominated for the fantastic work they are doing in the employment sector.”

Chief Executive of ERSA Kirsty McHugh said: “These awards celebrate the very best in class – the frontline advisers who go above and beyond to help the journey to work, the employers who give people a chance in the workforce and the jobseekers themselves, who often overcome a range of barriers to enter work and change their lives and those of their families.  This year, the entries were a particularly high quality and our judges had an extremely difficult task in picking the winners.

“Their work deserves to be recognised and the awards give us an opportunity to say thank you and celebrate these achievements.”