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Thriving New Enterprises

Thriving New Enterprises

Thriving New Enterprises

Our new Social Enterprise Company (PTAWA Enterprises LTD.) is delighted to have received £176,132 from Coastal Communities Fund to create family friendly employment opportunities for women furthest from the labour market, whilst creating a sustainable income stream for our Domestic Abuse services in the future.

Within 2 years, PTAWA Enterprises LTD. aim to build the skills of 30 disadvantaged women; build the capacity of local communities and create 6 full time equivalent jobs. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Providing work based training for women who face barriers to employment.
  • Providing a flexible, family friendly employment environment.
  • Supporting women into work within the construction sector.
  • Providing contract cleaning services for ‘end of build’ construction site contracts.
  • Supplying on site catering for construction staff.

Job creation is focused on agency style working for women, offering flexible hours to fit around family responsibilities and benefit requirements, both of which pose major barriers to work for many of those we’ve consulted with.

Our USP is our ability to help construction companies meet their corporate social responsibilities and to employ locally disadvantaged people.

We already employ 7 cleaning and catering staff across 6 sites, with Kier, Bouygues and Morgan Sindall, and since November 2017 we supply onsite catering for Bouygues at their Margam site canteen. We’ve received a 5* food hygiene rating.

We are on site at major construction projects locally at Kier Construction – University of Wales Trinity St Davids, Swansea SA1, Kier Construction – Cwrt Sart School, Briton Ferry, Bouygues Construction – Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Dur, Sandfields, Bouygues Construction – Ysgol Newydd Margam and Morgan Sindell Construction – Pentrehafod School, Swansea.

Lucy Reynolds, Director of Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid:

“As most organisations can remark, times in the third sector are tough. We are fighting hard to ensure that our services, the very heart of what we do, remain open to vulnerable families in Neath Port Talbot. Year after year, we juggle complex short term funding arrangements, alongside an increased demand of our services, to protect what we know is invaluable to those we support, now and in the future.

We recognise, particularly as a small organisation, that sustainability is paramount and we are actively working to ensure the organisation is resilient enough to mitigate further cuts to our statutory funding and the planned welfare reforms to housing benefit for our sector.

I genuinely believe we are leading the way, certainly within the domestic abuse sector, in terms of our business development and commercial drive. We are currently interviewing for a new Business Development Manager and Operations Manager to take PTAWA Enterprises Ltd. into the next phase of its development; ensuring that we harness its initial success to create a profitable business that will provide vital income into the organisation for years to come.”

Our business plan centres on the delivery of cleaning & catering contracts for the Construction Industry, tapping into the estimated £210 million worth of new building development in the South West region including; the regeneration of the Swansea SA1 area, a new construction centre of excellence for Trinity St David’s University, two Super Schools and new S4C headquarters.

With more contracts in the pipeline, the funding from Coastal Communities Fund will underpin the growth and development of our enterprise through funding key posts; Business Development Manager, Finance and Marketing Assistant, Team Leader and Operational Staff, staff training and capital items.

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