Signs Express Glasgow positively impacts the local area by getting involved with council’s programme to boost the local employment rates.
Signs Express Glasgow owner Graham Casey has recently been listed in local magazine, 'The Experience' as a glowing example of a local business whom engages with local initiatives and using its day-to-day activities to benefit others. One of the ways which Signs Express Glasgow positively impacts the local area is by getting involved with 'Invest in Renfrewshire', which is Renfrewshire Council’s programme to boost the local economy and tackle unemployment. By working with the local council, Graham was able to take on 2 young people who were unemployed, couldn't get a job, or are on training courses and trying to get a job. Invest in Renfrewshire is about working with young people to help them get that first step on the ladder. When young people come to Signs Express Glasgow through Invest in Renfrewshire, they follow a dedicated training plan set out by the company and each new start receives individual mentoring from existing staff. We understand that getting used to working life is crucial for young people, and that working with Invest in Renfrewshire is a great opportunity both for the young people and for the business. Graham says “Even if they’ve only been with us for a short period of time, we think it’s helped them because it’s got them into work and used to getting up in the morning. From there, if this isn’t the industry for them, it’s then trying to find something they may then be better suited to, but at least they’ve got some work experience”. For businesses in the Renfrewshire area looking to collaborate with others, Graham recommends checking the Hillington Herald and Hillington Park’s Innovation Centre.