Breakfast seminar in Solihull: How employing offenders can benefit your business

06 October 2014


An event in Solihull is intended to encourage more employers to provide a second chance for people with a criminal conviction.

Former BBC TV presenter Ashley Blake is calling on businesses across Solihull to consider employing an ex-offender with an invitation to attend a unique event.

The event being held in Solihull between 8.00 and 10.00 on 13 October is a joint initiative between employment and training experts Pertemps People Development Group and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in an effort to encourage more businesses to provide a second chance for people with a criminal conviction.

The event will highlight the benefits of the Employers Forum for Reducing Reoffending (EFFRR) led by James Timpson, CEO of Timpsons the shoe repairers. Dennis Phillips from The Timpson Foundation will talk about how the business successfully works within prisons to prepare offenders for a new life within the retail sector on release.

The free event begins with a breakfast at 8am on 13 October before providing a unique opportunity for employers to attend the Civic Suite Chamber where questions surrounding the practicalities of employing an offender will be addressed followed by networking.

Ashley will be in conversation with offenders who have turned their backs on a life of crime in favour of the workplace and with local employers and organisations who relate a positive experience of recruiting offenders leaving the judicial system.

You can book your place by emailing: