In 2008, at the height of the global financial recession a husband and wife team, Michael and Ann Reaney, decided that something needed to be done to improve the job prospects of young people in their local area. After careful thought the couple decided to open a charity shop with a difference in heart of Birmingham. They christened their altruistic project “Grow-A-Job”.
6 years on the “Grow-A-Job” programme has been hugely successful and resulted in scores of unemployed young people finding work.
Their philosophy is simple but effective. Give an unemployed young person a six month placement offering real work experience, training and a reference.