Patrons Eric Wright Group pledge support to Turf Works

An award-winning leader in the UK property and construction industry has pledged to get more people into work, by supporting Burnley FC in the Community’s Turf Works programme.

The Eric Wright Group, responsible locally for the development of St Peter’s Leisure Centre, demonstrate a culture of excellence in civil engineering, construction, facilities management and property development that ensures long-term relationships with partners and clients.

It is this commitment to the communities in which they work that has seen the company sign up as Patrons of Burnley FC in the Community’s Turf Works programme.

Andrew Dewhurst of Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to improving the communities that we operate in, we’re always on the look-out for like-minded organisations that mirror the core values and ethos of our business. The Turf Works programme ticked all the boxes and we’re looking forward to establishing a great partnership with Burnley FC in the Community and helping to expand and improve the already great work that the team does.” The Premier League Works programme uses the power of football to engage young people who are not currently involved in education, training or employment. Taking place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 10am-3pm, at UCFB Burnley, the programme aims to help participants progress closer to volunteering or employment.

Facilitated through group sessions, activities include CV workshops, budgeting and money management, interview techniques and a daily job search. The skills gained are enhanced through a work experience placement and one-to-one sessions with trained staff members. There is also the opportunity to access a BTEC Level 1 Employability/Work Skills qualification with Nelson and Colne College.

Burnley FC in the Community Director of Education and Inclusion, Matt Parish said: “Through the Turf Works programme we aim to give participants the skills and experiences they need to improve their chances of gaining volunteering opportunities and paid employment.”

“The programme focuses on personal and social development and in turn builds the participants confidence and self-esteem. The Eric Wright Group is a great fit because of their commitment to community regeneration and we hope that our participants will be able to see the positive impact that businesses can have in their community, and potentially gain meaningful volunteering and work experience opportunities at the same time.”

The Eric Wright Group is the perfect fit for the Turf Works programme as stability and relationship longevity are at the core of the company’s philosophy, which it aims to achieve for the benefit of staff, the local community and returning clients.

100% of the shareholding in The Eric Wright Group is owned by The Eric Wright Trust, a charitable body that was established on principles of sustained employment and community regeneration. The organisation aim to achieve this through the reinvestment of time, money and resources, with the arrangement providing a high level of stability for the companies in the Group and supporting longer term commercial and charitable strategies. A proportion of all profits are returned to the community by way of support for local charities and deserving causes.

To find out more information about becoming a Patron of Burnley FC in the Community contact Business Development Executive, Ryan Bradley on 01282 704 716 or [email protected]

For further details on The Eric Wright Group visit its website at www.ericwright.co.uk

 

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