Mandatory Work Activity Preferred Bidders: ATOS and Other Chancers…
Mandatory Work Activity – The scheme mandates four weeks’ unpaid work for up to 30 hours a week. Although the government claims it is “community work”, its definition of this includes working “for the profit of the host organisation.”
Mandatory Work Activity Preferred Bidders. Update: Friday 13 July 2012
Following a re-let exercise for CPA 01, the preferred bidders for Mandatory Work Activity are now as follows:
|CPA||CPA Name||Preferred Bidder|
|CPA2||South West||Rehab Group|
|CPA4||East of England||Seetec|
|CPA7||North West||JHP Group|
|CPA8||Yorkshire and Humber||BEST|
SEETEC is one of Britain’s top 100 ‘fastest growing companies’.
Seetec Business Technology Centre is another of the select handful of companies who also made last year’s Hot 100 list. In fact, despite the ravages of the recession, this recruitment and training company comfortably made it into our top 20 again. Founded in 1984, Seetec, based in Essex, has become one of the largest and most experienced providers of government-funded welfare to work and skills-training programmes. The company employs more than 500 people across a national network of 50 employment and training centres, and helps thousands of people each year to find work or gain qualifications through a diverse portfolio of employability or skills contracts. Last year, Seetec pulled in £21.2m in sales and profits of £2.112m. This enabled the company, which is 56 per cent owned by founder Peter Cooper, to pay total dividends of £990,608. Some ten per cent of the company’s shares are owned by an employee trust .
In 2011 the Guardian reports, Peter Cooper, was paid nearly £2m in salary and share dividends.
We reported last year that Seetec is reportedly refusing to reimburse travel expenses for those attending their Ipswich centre for complusory interviews for less than 2 hours.
Rehab group is an Irish and British ‘Charity’.
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison helped launch the charity’s online bingo site Former Miss World Rosanna Davison helped launch the charity’s online bingo site
The Sunday Times can reveal that the Rehab Group, Ireland’s largest disability-services charity, has received more than €365m from various state agencies in the past five years.
More than €33m of it came from the Charitable Lotteries Fund, set up to compensate charities for income lost to the National Lottery. Rehab’s total income from the fund since it was established in 1997 exceeds €75m.
It emerged three weeks ago that Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab Group, has an annual remuneration package worth more than €400,000. The charity, which employs 3,500 people and has a €200m annual turnover, says senior executives’ salaries are not drawn from state funds.
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ESG: Gavin Freed Chief Executive.Gavin joined esg. as CEO in September 2010, while maintaining his role as CEO of Paragon Skills which he has held since May 2007. Paragon is a sister company to esg. being part of Sovereign Capital, a leading private equity group. Gavin’s role focuses on managing the executive team in its achievement of the operational and strategic business objectives of the two companies. His involvement with both allows esg.’s predominance in the north and Paragon’s strength in the south to combine and create a powerful, national provider integrating the best of employability and skills services.
BEST (Building Engineering Services Training) is a leading UK training provider for the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector.
They look like a company simply cashing in on the Employment Programme bonanza for private ‘providers’.