It’s anniversary time at The Forshaw Group, as this month the business turns 75. To mark the anniversary, The Forshaw Group has organised a health and wellbeing day on Friday 3 November at its offices in Knowsley.
As part of The Forshaw Group’s ongoing commitment to its staff and community, it is hosting this health and wellbeing event in collaboration with lots of organisations from the area, including Knowsley Chambers of Commerce and All Saints Catholic School. Team members, family and friends of The Forshaw Group will be invited to this special, informal but informative wellbeing event. The morning will include a range of activities structured around the needs and aspirations of everyone involved.
The Forshaw Group is committed to making positive change and addressing the skills gap. Its social commitment to youth development and training includes its work with the Knowsley School Apprenticeship Partnership, and the INS-Pire National Academy. It is also proud of its ongoing collaboration with the Armed Forces Covenant and engagement with the Military Preparation Academy, along with new initiatives with the HM Prison & Probation Service, which are also adding value to its social proposition, through support and opportunities for new skill development on the ‘Jobs on Release’ programme.
Liam Hanlon, managing director at The Forshaw Group said: “It’s an amazing achievement to reach 75 years and we are grateful for the support from everybody involved with The Forshaw Group. The health and wellbeing morning will give us the opportunity to look at our achievements and look towards the future. Looking forward to seeing you all on the day.”
The Forshaw Group was founded by Les Forshaw in 1948, who started as a painter and decorator after WWII, helping the post-war regeneration of the bombed city of Liverpool. Les Forshaw sadly passed away in 1989, and was succeeded by his son Richard Forshaw, who carried on the family tradition of quality and reliability. In 1995 Liam Hanlon joined Richard Forshaw in the business, bringing new purpose, direction and opportunity. Jay Calvert joined the company in 2004 as a trainee surveyor, and the business continued to grow.
Richard Forshaw mentored the business towards a new chapter and an ambitious exit strategy, and in 2013 Liam Hanlon and Jay Calvert, as joint managing directors of the Forshaw Group Ltd, acquired equal shares in the company. In 2018, with continued year-on-year growth and increased geographical coverage, The Forshaw Group Ltd relocated to Knowsley Industrial Park, as a more central base to cover all client requirements and areas of reach more efficiently.