The ‘Real Experience’ wins the SEGRO Community Award
A charity that trains vulnerable members of the Slough community to gain barista and catering qualifications has been awarded the annual SEGRO Community Award of £2,000.
The Real Experience is a social enterprise that is dedicated to supporting long term unemployed people into work or helping them to establish a business of their own.
The organisation will use the award to expand the services it can offer to people, including those suffering from mental health, learning and or physical disabilities, ex-offenders and people who would benefit from help to raise their self-esteem.
This is the second year of the SEGRO Community Award - a one off financial prize of £2,000 – that is awarded to a local organisation during the annual Slough Business Community Partnership conference.
Alex MacKenzie, CEO The Real Experience Social, says:
‘We are so excited to have received this award, we are thrilled to have been recognised for our work. Our aim is to continue supporting the local community and to get more people into employment through our training and mentoring schemes. This award is going to allow us to further our reach and target more people in the area, which is going to make a much-needed difference, so thank you to SEGRO.”
Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director, SEGRO:
“Huge congratulations to The Real Experience. The work they do with the local community in supporting them into employment is excellent and they thoroughly deserve to be recognised for this.”
SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It owns or manages 6.9 million square metres of space (74 million square feet) valued at over £10 billion serving customers from a wide range of industry sectors. Its properties are located in and around major cities and at key transportation hubs in the UK and in nine other European countries.