ANTZ CEO - Jen Pemberton

‘Social Value’ – two small words that mean big things!

Camarilla Group is supporting leading Greater Manchester social value group, ANTZ, with its media relations and stakeholder communications across the UK.

Our first task is to proudly announce that ANTZ has been recognised for its ability to support business bring about positive change in the communities in which they operate, via a national award win with its partner Atos – the Institute of Collaborative Working’s Award for Social Impact Working with the Third Sector.

The award recognises businesses who have excelled through partnership working with the third sector for social impact. ANTZ partners with Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, to deliver mentoring to prison leavers and those hard to reach in the community in Manchester and London. The programme is also a collaboration of Atos employees, clients and suppliers and has brought about societal cost savings of over £1.2 million since 2015, helping people return to work and break the cycle of reoffending.

Built on a strong business strategy involving Atos and its client’s employees volunteering to mentor, resulting in 3,300 hours being given in-kind to help tackle individual social difficulties, the programme has succeeded in meeting a number of key aims including; increasing employment opportunities, supporting mental health, reducing drug dependency, improving family connections, health and wellbeing, reducing incidents of crime, and alcohol dependency.

Importantly, the mentoring programme has demonstrated to all business what can be achieved via partnership and collaboration, a shared purpose and a unified approach to delivering the greatest social impact. It has contributed over £120k in-kind to address mental health problems, approximately 200 hours in training and group supervision to mentors to tackle reoffending, and resulted in 65% of mentees being back in employment, training and/or education.

The award-winning mentoring programme will continue to deliver sustainable change in communities, with plans to extend to more regions and bring about societal cost savings of over £5 million in the next five years.


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