Festive Thanks to the Great Companies We Collaborate With

The princes trust, the hunslet club, job centre

The last four months have been momentous since we launched our job creation foundation with author and motivational speaker, Richard McCann, who inspired our new recruits, to never give up – no matter what life throws at them.

In the 2013 year end countdown we want to thank and celebrate our fantastic partners who have been instrumental in helping us to fulfil our goals of investing in jobs for the future and putting something back into local communities to generate vibrant employment opportunities.

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Leeds Boxer Helps Foundation Recruits to Punch Above Their Weight

Darren Rhodes, Boxing, Bayford Foundation

Recruits at the pioneering Bayford Foundation in Hunslet – which is investing up to £5,000 to support long term unemployed on an ‘earn as you learn’ training programme – have been put through their paces during a session with Leeds trainer Darren Rhodes, a former super middleweight boxing championship level fighter.

As part of their 12- week ‘bootcamp’ training programme to equip them with sales and wider life skills, Darren harnessed boxing to teach the recruits the importance of discipline and timing – both of which are critical in selling products and services.

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