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Starts with you and Boo make history as a leading employers for colleague wellbeing

Starts with you and Boo make history as a leading employers for colleague wellbeing

Starts with you, our social enterprise, and Boo Coaching & Consulting, another Bolton based company, are the first in the borough to be accredited for positive employment as Members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

The Charter, which is supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, contains 43 Members from throughout the region, reaching over 230,000 employees. A few Members include Electricity North West, KPMG, Transport for the North and United Utilities.

The Charter recognises companies which offer good employment support and progression for local people, with each company offering real benefits to staff including secure and flexible work, paying the Real Living Wage, staff involvement in decision making, plus inclusive recruitment and creating a healthy environment for all employees.

Starts with you works to create opportunities and empower people to address challenges and access good work. It employs nearly 50 people in a range of commercial and support services, designed to create entry level jobs and help local people. The Starts with you team offers property clearance and handy persons services, creating jobs for local people, and advice services, available to members of community, including employment support, money, debt, energy efficiency and getting on-line.

Hayley Hulme, Managing Director of Starts with you, said: “As a social enterprise, we exist to improve the lives of people around us. That isn’t just limited to our customers and the people we support, but it means making sure our employees are valued in well paid jobs, which put their wellbeing first.

“The GM Good Employment Charter Accreditation is important recognition of the hard work and commitment Starts with you has put in to being an excellent employer. It gives our team the assurance that they will be treated fairly and compassionately, so that work can be a positive impact on them and their family’s lives.”

Boo Coaching & Consulting helps bosses be better and create happy, healthy workplaces in which everyone can thrive. Proudly Bolton-based the company delivers courses across the UK and beyond. The company is also a founding member of the Bolton Social Business Collective along with Starts with you and works with the Bolton Family to raise the living standards of local residents and promote employment stability.

Becci Martin, Founder and Director at Boo Coaching and Consulting, said “We have worked hard at Boo to create a healthy and happy workplace where all our team can thrive. Becoming a Good Employment Charter Member is a really big achievement for us and proves that we can do business differently - we hope that other companies in our hometown of Bolton are inspired by what Starts with you and Team Boo have achieved.”

Both companies will be awarded the certification at a presentation in the new year.

For more information about Starts with you and the local support available, visit www.startswithyou.org.uk

For more information on Boo Coaching & Consulting, visit www.boo-consulting.com

You can get more details on the Greater Manchester Employment Charter and Charter Members, at www.gmgoodemploymentcharter.co.uk

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This quarter, we thought you’d find our 2020/21 Annual Report more useful than a standalone issue of TAP4.

Why? Because it includes more detail on many of the topics we’d otherwise include in the latest TAP4 issue.

  • a breakdown of how we spent EVERY PENNY from each pound of rent you'd paid us, 

  • how building NEW BUILD HOMES benefits you, regardless of whether you live in one, 

  • and the exact number of COMPLAINTS we’ve received, as well as some examples of how we’ve learnt from them (such as missed appointments, fly tipping, and our Antisocial Behaviour Policy). 

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