Leading welfare to work company Kennedy Scott turns 28
Kennedy Scott, a national leading welfare to work company celebrates its 28th birthday today.
The company which specialises in supporting people with disabilities and health conditions into good, lasting work was set up in 1989 by its continuing Founder and CEO Teresa Scott. Teresa has grown Kennedy Scott from a single office outlet, to a successful DWP prime contractor, with fourteen centres throughout the South East, London and the Midlands.
Over 28 years the company has supported more than 100,000 people into employment and both the organisation and its staff have won numerous awards for their work, helping jobseekers across the country to achieve their potential and improve their lives.
Teresa Scott Founder and CEO of Kennedy Scott said: "People often ask me what I think is the reason for our success and it’s simple – people. Our teams work together tirelessly to offer the best possible service to the customer, often going above and beyond the call of duty to support a customer to make that next daunting step into work.
"I would like to say a big thank you to all of our staff who have contributed to our success over the years. I am very proud that Kennedy Scott has managed to adapt and grow over the years amassing such extensive specialist experience to offer Government, Customers, Employers and the wider Industry. Our innovative, Circle or Support© is the most exciting and effective delivery model in the country today."
Kennedy Scott is probably best known for its continuous innovation within the employment and skills industry. Most recently, the company developed its trademark Circle of Support© model, which brings together all the relevant people in a person’s life as well as local support services that they feel can help them into work, into a digital platform. The ‘shop for support’ online marketplace is the first of its kind in the employment industry. This brings together in one place - skills, wellbeing and employment services, specifically for their customers. Participants are given a £100 budget to spend on products/services that can help support them towards employment, giving them responsibility over their journey back to work. These include things like retail vouchers for interview clothing, special footwear, local courses and qualifications.