Howard Trotter, Business Manager at Shelforce, has been nominated for the Unsung Hero Award at the G22 Awards.
The award recognises those in the industry who have gone above and beyond, and Howard has made the shortlist alongside just three other nominees thanks to his commitment to investing in inclusive employment.
Shelforce provides high-quality windows and doors, including fire doors, to local authority building projects. Contributing to a much greater agenda, however, is the company’s social vision, employing some of the city’s most vulnerable people, with 75% of its workforce having a disability.
Since joining the company in 2013, Howard has overseen a strong staff development programme which has created an environment where individuals with a complex, diverse range of disabilities and challenges can succeed and thrive.
He has also built-up unique development partnerships with local schools and colleges to equip young people with disabilities with the skills and confidence to take their first steps into the workplace.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for the Unsung Hero at the G22 Awards,” said Howard. “As a company we have benefitted hugely in our inclusive, integrated recruitment approach, and it’s my aim to encourage other businesses to adopt our employment model. The right skills are out there.”
The prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards evening takes place at the Intercontinental London Park Lane on Friday, November 25 when the winners will be announced.