P&A Group Takes Action During Volunteering Week

Employees from P&A Group have been volunteering in their community, helping to tackle some of the fundamental issues facing many people in Wales today.

The team from P&A Group, Mold worked with The Sanctuary In Wales project to give women refugees and asylum seekers a greater insight into business in the UK and the working environment. P&A Group demonstrated various roles within the company, shared testimonials from employees and ran a workshop about the job application process.

Women refugees are one of the most under-represented groups in the labour market today. The Sanctuary In Wales project, run by Oxfam and Business In The Community, aims to tackle the issues faced by refugee and asylum-seeking women by helping them to gain access to training and employment so they can become active in local communities and avoid isolation and poverty. At P&A Group, by volunteering our time and resources, we regularly support a number of community and charitable initiatives throughout the year. Our chosen charity this year is Alzheimer’s Society, which support people living with dementia.

Wales Action Week, which is kindly sponsored by Legal & General, Castle Leisure and Principality Building Society, is a week of business volunteering in Wales. Business in the Community (BITC) is working with companies to share their skills, enthusiasm, passion and knowledge with local community projects.

Speaking about P&A Group’s community involvement, Steve Morgan Managing Director said:

“I’m delighted to be taking part in the first Wales Action Week. As a business that values our links with the local community, it is great to be giving something back in this way, especially at a time of year when it can be challenging for many members of our society. Not only are we helping women seeking asylum to gain an insight about business in the UK, the working environment and job application skills but we have enjoyed working as a team to bring new skills and a new perspective back into our workplace.”

Commenting, Rosie Sweetman, Director of Business In The Community Wales, said:

“Wales Action Week is another fantastic opportunity for business to demonstrate it is a force for good in our communities. Wales Action Week is supported by BITC Wales’ Community Impact Leadership Team, which is acting as a catalyst for the business community to work collaboratively to address the pressing challenges in Wales today. We know employee volunteering makes a real difference to people’s lives whilst at the same time developing skills within organisations and giving something back to the community.”

Wales Action Week (10 – 14 November 2014) is a week of business volunteering sponsored by Legal & General, Castle Leisure and Principality Building Society and is coordinated by Business in the Community, the business-led charity which stands for responsible business.