Shelforce up for Local Government Achievement Award

Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce and Birmingham City Council have been nominated for the MJ Achievement Awards ‘Innovation in Building Diversity and Inclusion’ award.

Shelforce, a business unit within Birmingham Council’s City Housing, specialises in providing high-quality PVCu windows and doors including Fire doors to local authority building projects, including social housing, and new builds.

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As a disabled workforce hub at Birmingham City Council, it has always been recognised that the value Shelforce delivers goes beyond a financial return, with 75% of its workforce disabled, with the company leading the way in inclusivity when it comes to employment opportunities in the glazing industry.

Investing in the diversity of its workforce, Shelforce has a strong staff development programme and high levels of engagement which has led to increased performance and record employee retention levels.

The MJ Achievement Awards recognise the best local government services and personnel. Shelforce has been shortlisted as one of five finalists and will now face the second stage of the judging process and the opportunity to present to the judging panel. The winner will then be announced at a gala ceremony on Friday, June 24 at the Park Plaza Westminster. 

Shelforce’s Business Manager Howard Trotter said: “We are absolutely delighted to be finalists at this year’s MJ Awards, one of the major events within the public sector calendar. It was brilliant to get through phase one to make the final shortlist, and we are looking forward to illustrating our ability, ingenuity and performance to the judges.”

Championing diversity and inclusion, last year saw Shelforce win Chamber of commerce awards in “Excellence in people development” “Outstanding contribution to diversity and Inclusion,” “British regional Chamber of commerce Equality Trailblazer,” and “Business of the year” in Greater Birmingham.

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