Best jobs creator in the UK? Guardian/Tree Shepherd competition winner

Colin Crooks - listening and learning

Colin Crooks – listening and learning

Last autumn, Tree Shepherd and the Guardian Social Enterprise Network launched a competition to find the best jobs creator in the UK. The quest was to find a social business that had developed innovative solutions to creating employment in challenging circumstances. The winner was the TABS training school, a small organisation with a tiny budget based in a run-down school in the heart of the Rhondda Valley in Wales, where the workless rate is above 22%.

Founder Paul Nagle outside TABS

Founder Paul Nagle outside TABS

TABS was set up by Paul Nagle in 2000, and Tree Shepherd CEO Colin Crooks visited TABS to see for himself how they have helped people to set up businesses and create employment.

In case you missed it, the full story, posted by Colin on the Guardian SEN website, is here.

Jess - excited by running her own business

Jess – excited by running her own business

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