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Business in the community

Lyndon Scaffolding has committed to the Ready for Work scheme. Ready for Work is a national programme from Business in the Community (BITC) that engages business to support disadvantaged groups, particularly people who have experienced homelessness, into employment.

Born out of BITC’s Business Action on Homelessness campaign, Ready for Work has supported over 2,600 people into work since 2001. As well as homelessness the people supported face a range of challenges. These can include being in care, long term unemployment and having criminal convictions.

Apprentices and training

Lyndon Scaffolding has been trading for over 40 years or two generations. As such it has a real appreciation of what a business needs to do to be sustainable in the long term.

A critical aspect of sustainability is to have a renewable workforce. Lyndon invests heavily in training annually running around 500 separate training courses. Currently over 20% of the workforce is younger than 25.

In addition Lyndon has had a long term relationship with The Manchester College and annually recruits around 5-8 apprentices to train as scaffolders. Over half of these apprentices continue to be employed by Lyndon.

Apprentices and Training - Corporate Responsibility - About Us
Apprentices and Training - Corporate Responsibility - About Us

Apprentices and training

Lyndon Scaffolding has been trading for over 40 years or two generations. As such it has a real appreciation of what a business needs to do to be sustainable in the long term.

A critical aspect of sustainability is to have a renewable workforce. Lyndon invests heavily in training annually running around 500 separate training courses. Currently over 20% of the workforce is younger than 25.

In addition Lyndon has had a long term relationship with The Manchester College and annually recruits around 5-8 apprentices to train as scaffolders. Over half of these apprentices continue to be employed by Lyndon.

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Charity Work

As part of a wider corporate responsibility strategy, Lyndon Scaffolding attempts to raise as much money as possible for charitable causes every year – through the activities of its 600+ employees, and company donations to good causes.

In 2015, Lyndon’s activities raised £80,000+ for a wide variety of charities – from Teenage Cancer Trust, to OcumelUK, the Brain Tumour Research, Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK and many local charities, like Pendkleside Hospice, Ty-hafan children’s hospice, Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund and many more.

We also support local community activities, sponsoring the “Little Lyndon” local youth football teams, young boxers (who train in the Lyndon Scaffolding gyms) and other such activities – giving vital cash boosts to worthy local causes.

MD Rob Lynch said:

“We are delighted to be able to give something back every year to great causes that are significant to our employees for one reason or another. It’s a vital part of what makes us tick as a company. And every year, we try and better the figure we raise for great charities.”