First presented in 2017, the Walsall Works Partner Awards celebrate its partners who have met a quality standard, and this time there is special recognition for additional activities carried out during the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is the second consecutive year that Lovell Partnerships has won the Gold award, showing exceptional commitment to support the people and communities of Walsall.
The Gold Partner status comes in recognition of Lovell’s policy to leave a ‘Lovell Legacy’ during all regeneration projects. Each new development includes projects to target local recruitment and provide work experience, apprenticeships and opportunities to local people, especially for those groups not traditionally accessing the construction industry.
Lovell also works to help staff to increase their skills, raise aspirations in schools and support the local community.
Stuart Penn, regional managing director for Lovell, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded our second consecutive Gold Partner status. I’m very proud to see that our dedication to delivering social value and implementing our ‘Lovell Legacy’ has been recognised.
“At Lovell, our employees are extremely important to us and we’re always thrilled to provide people local to Walsall with apprenticeship and job opportunities. We work very hard to support the community where we can, and we’re very pleased that our efforts have been acknowledged.”
Cllr Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, said: “I’ve seen some great examples of employers going the extra mile to put something back into their community, and these awards are one way of not just celebrating their efforts, but recognising them too.
“This is exactly the kind of work that Walsall Council would like to encourage and I would personally like to thank Lovell for the positive work they have done in Walsall.”
The Walsall Works Partner Awards ceremony was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic and winners instead received their plaques via post.
Lovell is currently working on the transformation of the former Caparo Engineering works on Green Lane, which will bring 252 homes to Walsall, whilst also working in partnership with whg, refurbishing homes in the town through whg’s roofing programme.