The Forshaw Group was delighted to host a health and wellbeing day at its office in Knowsley, as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations on Friday 3 November.
In collaboration with Knowsley Chamber of Commerce and many more organisations involved in health and wellbeing, from the local area, this event followed the wonderful 75-year celebration reception The Forshaw Group received from Lord Derby and his staff at Knowsley Hall a few months ago, when some of its staff attended the Everest Film Night.
Team members, family and friends of The Forshaw Group were invited to this special, informal but informative event. Special guests also included The Lord Lieutenant, the High Sherrif, and the Worshipful Mayor of Knowsley.
This is not the first time The Forshaw Group has welcomed such elite visitors through its doors. The company’s 70th year celebrations saw a historic visit from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
The health and wellbeing event gave The Forshaw Group the opportunity to look at its achievements and look towards the future. Managing director, Liam Hanlon, thanked everyone for their continued support and commitment to the company, both over its 75 years, and particularly the past 28 years that he has been with The Forshaw Group.
A short film reel showcased some of the events that have shaped both the lives and communities over the past eight decades, which throughout it all, The Forshaw Group has been agile and flexible to adapt to the changing fortunes of this great city.
The Forshaw Group has always had people at the forefront of its success. This is evident in the culture and ethos in everything that it does.
The company is very proud of its engagement in the training and development of its staff, and of its social commitment to youth development and training with the Knowsley Schools Apprenticeship Partnership. Four second year apprentices, five first year apprentices and ten students from All Saints school in Kirkby, were also in attendance, having just completed their first round of work experience with the company.
The Forshaw Group is therefore helping to bridge the increasing skills gap found in our industry, by supporting and engaging with All Saints school, as well as the INS-Pire National Academy, the Armed Forces Covenant, the Military Preparation Academy, and a new initiative with HM Prison & Probation Service through the ‘Jobs on Release’ programme.
It was also great to welcome several charitable organisations to the event, including Tri-4-Life, Liverpool Heartbeat, the Liverpool Commonwealth Association, and many more.
Speaking of the health and wellbeing event, our managing director, Liam Hanlon, says, “The Forshaw Group will continue to promote and support all aspects of charity, community and adventure towards the health and wellbeing of our future. By understanding and engaging with the ever-changing diverse complexities of our people and the impact this has on our health and wellbeing we can look to be better placed for a stronger future together as we look to prepare and develop the next generation to carry The Forshaw Group through the next 75 years.”