We Are a Disability Confident Employer
We firmly believe in opportunities for all and being Disability Confident we feel is beneficial on numerous of levels:
Being a Disability Confident Employer:
- enables the employer to draw from the widest possible pool of talent
- enables the employer to secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
- saves time and money on the costs of recruitment and training by reducing staff turnover
- helps keep valuable skills and experience
- reduces the levels and costs of sickness absences
- improves employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that you treat all employees fairly.
At present 10% of our workforce is less abled, including Rob who has learning difficulties and was employed by Remploy before Fashion-Enter took over the factory. Rob now works on the factory floor filling all warehouse and maintenance duties.
“I enjoy working at Fashion-Enter because there is never a dull moment. Whenever I need help with anything there is always someone around to help me out,” says Rob. “We could not do without Rob, he is a real asset to the running of the factory,” adds CEO Jenny Holloway.
Katie Farley, fashion reporter, stylist and a regular FashionCapital contributor (pictured right) suffers with Cerebral Palsy, a lifetime physical disability but she does not let this impact her work and passions.
“My journey to reach the top could well be a slow and steady process, but with determination, desire, and maybe a sprinkling of talent, I believe this will be achievable, regardless of any disability. Let’s view disability as an ultimate challenge, never an impossibility.”
Having previously worked alongside Remploy, a company that for 70 years has designed and delivered employment and support services for those with disabilities and health conditions to offer further employability skills, we hope to continue this working relationship and become advocates for the governments Disability Confident campaign.
“People with disabilities have so much to offer!”– Jenny Holloway