Tier 1 Asset Management has been honored with The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the category of promoting opportunity through social mobility.
We recently welcomed the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Paul Griffiths DL, to our offices in Whitefield to present the award. Following a tour and introductions to the team, the formal Queen’s Award presentation took place.
Reading the citation on behalf of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant highlighted that, “These awards are not easily earned – this year, only 5 awards were made nationally in this category. It is an incredible achievement of which you should be immensely proud.
“I do hope that this award will bring tangible benefit to the organisation in the future. Both your competitors and customers will recognise that this is a major achievement.
“It certainly reflects the very high standard, not only that you will have to live up to, but also that other people will have to try and meet in the years ahead.”
After receiving the award in front of many of Tier 1’s 60 strong workforce, Jonathan Rose, Managing Director, said, “After 25 years of doing business the right way, this is a fantastic award to receive and something we should all be extremely proud of. We couldn’t do this without each and every member of the team so thank you for all of your hard work.”
The award recognises the unique partnership Tier 1 has formed with HMP Forest Bank, Salford and the charity ANTZ. Our ground-breaking prison workshop programme has seen more than 130 offenders emerging from prison with vital qualifications in IT recycling, helping them give back to society by finding employment and apprenticeships thanks to their new life skills and work ethic.
ANTZ Director of Project, Daisy Dixon, responded to the news, saying, “What’s so fantastic about the Tier 1/ANTZ recycling workshop and Through the Gate programme is the impact that we have.
“Of the men who came on the programme at HMP Forest Bank, less than 20% have re-offended and over 50% have gone into sustained employment. That’s a key step-change in breaking the cycle.
“To be responsible in part for helping Tier 1 win such a prestigious award means a great deal to us and the work we continue to do, which is all about helping businesses to help people from our communities.”
Having also being named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards in March, combined with record sales of refurbished IT equipment, 2019 has been our busiest year to date.