Access to Business was set up in 2004, supported by funding by Wolverhampton City Council Community Initiatives. We provide services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also recruitment services, office services and training courses for local businesses. Demand for our services has grown year on year. We actively contribute to Council and local enterprise partnership regeneration targets.
Over the years we have developed a strong reputation in the region for our professional approach and our quality services. Our knowledgeable team have a real passion for helping those seeking a pathway into employment or training, and a strong commitment to tackling unemployment in the Black Country region. Access To Business has become an organisation that both job seekers and businesses can trust to deliver reliable and valuable services.
In 2011, Access to Business became was awarded the Social Enterprise Mark and also was named as no 41 in the RBS top 100 social enterprises.
Access to Business works with two core groups of clients:
Job seekers: we have a strong track record in helping those who are currently unemployed and/or disadvantaged to develop their skills through training and providing them with pathways to employment
Businesses: we work with all companies seeking recruitment support, training or office by offering professional and competitively priced services. We can help businesses in the Black Country recruit the right staff, keep up to date with legal training requirements and undertake additional administrative support.
We also work with larger multi-national companies who have branches in the Black Country and who, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), are committed to employing a percentage of their workforce from those currently unemployed or disadvantaged. We have called this ‘The Recruitment Pledge’ and is an initiative we that will be developing further in the coming months.