Staff from supply chain and procurement specialist Integrated Services, part of Wolseley UK have attended an event showcasing works of art created by offenders, as part of its long-standing sponsorship of the co-ordinating charity, the Turnkey Trust.
The ‘See Me Too’ exhibition was held in Manchester and hosted by Integrated Services’ largest northern customer, Procure Plus, which is another of the charity’s leading supporters. The metropolitan event featured a blend of traditional and urban art by inmates at a number of North West prisons, and also ex-offenders in the community.
The Turnkey Trust supports ex-offenders with a talent for art to transform their skills into a meaningful and purposeful business venture, with the ultimate goal of reducing re-offending. After completing a rigorous selection process, each candidate joins a programme that is purpose designed to support their re-engagement with work, education and society.
Integrated Services has been supporting Turnkey Trust since it was established two years ago and further contributed by becoming the main sponsor of the ‘See Me Too’ event itself. It gave the team the chance to meet the artists behind the work and talk to them about what inspires them.
Steve Selfe, Head of Sales Operations at Integrated Services said: "We are proud to fund a cause dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation of prisoners back into society. The exhibition was a great chance for us to witness some of the fantastic work that comes out of the Trust, and to see how beneficial our sponsorship is to the people who work very hard to keep the Trust alive."
Integrated Services commits to supporting its client’s local communities as part of its six overall customer commitments. This is through the creation of jobs, training, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects such as the sponsorship of the Turnkey Trust.