The owner of Coles Scaffolding Contractors based in Swindon has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award following his ground-breaking efforts.
Regular readers will know all about Todd Scanlon, the talented scaffolder with downs syndrome employed by Martyn Coles. This young man has been proving nothing should be a barrier in life given the wonderful opportunity provided by his mentor. Todd loves his role as a scaffolder and Martyn always goes the extra mile to support his professional development going forward.
Mr Coles has been a long-time advocate and supporter of Swindon Downs Syndrome Group, the DSA and WorkFit. He’s also a greatly experienced advanced scaffolder in his own right.
The businessman, well known throughout Wiltshire is passionate about both diversity and inclusion. Not just talking the talk, this popular figure believes fully in setting the best example to everyone not just in the scaffolding industry but across the board.
And to prove it, he employs a diverse and inclusive team, creating work opportunities for all kinds of people, including those with disabilities, individuals coming out of prison, or recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. In fact, anyone who has the required drive, skill and talent to succeed no matter what background they come from.
Martyn works tirelessly to support communities, including those with disabilities and mental health illnesses. Over the years, this heart-warming entrepreneur has raised thousands of pounds as an active trustee for Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group.
The group has been supporting people with Down’s syndrome, and their families since 1984. They now have more than 100 members ranging from children and adults with Down’s syndrome, their parents, carers and supporters in the local community.
Established in 2013, Martyn’s company are a small firm priding itself on being fast, reliable and compliant, with friendly and highly professional staff at its core. They specialize in all types of scaffolding from access towers, new builds and temporary roofs – not forgetting domestic and commercial scaffolding.
For Martyn it’s not just about running a successful business, it’s also about putting something back into the community, it’s just as important. This vibrant approach is winning him friends without question, but also setting others onto a path ready to transform the scaffolding industry here in the UK and hopefully beyond.
Those who have a presence on LinkedIn can search for Martyn to find out more about his incredible work. People across the scaffolding and access industry are being asked to offer their support by voting for Martyn. The deadline for votes is this Friday, May 20th.
Anyone can vote for Martyn by clicking on this link https://lnkd.in/eruGv6nN
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