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Big Tick for Teesport operator

[ April 19, 2016   //   ]

Teesport and Hartlepool owner PD Ports has been reaccredited for the second year as part of the Responsible Business Awards. It achieved a ‘Big Tick’ in the Inspiring Young Talent category which recognises businesses that address youth unemployment and the UK skills gap through ‘youth friendly’ recruitment, inspiring work experience programmes or successful apprenticeships.

After launching the High Tide Foundation in 2012 to raise aspirations and increase job prospects for young people on Teesside, it first secured accreditation in 2014 in support of its summer scheme.

As one of the registered charity’s flagship programmes it offers two weeks of practical training throughout the supply chain and has given placements to hundreds of school leavers across the region. 

Chief executive, David Robinson, commented: “The last 12 months have proven to be challenging on Teesside so it is especially rewarding to achieve this Big Tick again and to see local businesses pull together to help a common cause. As one of the region’s largest employers it is our responsibility to help raise aspirations, more so now than ever, and through this continued recognition we hope to inspire more businesses to get involved with community-led projects.”