Tell us a bit about your company:
My name is Richard Hughes and I am the Marketing & Contracts Manager for Alternative Cleaning Solutions. ACS provide industrial, semi-domestic and marine cleaning, maintenance and engineering services. We specialise in sandblasting, wet blasting, pressure washing, steam cleaning, industrial painting, asbestos removal, confined-space work and much more! The company prides itself on high standards of work to ensure customer satisfaction, whilst adhering to strict Health & Safety legislation and guidelines.
How did you hear about Môn CF?
I sit on the Vibrant and Viable Places board for Holyhead, and attend their meetings regularly. This is how I met Alun Roberts, Business Support Manager for Môn CF, who told me all about the company.
Did you know that Môn CF offered recruitment support?
I wasn’t aware before speaking to Alun, but then I came to Môn CF and met with Cassie Owen, Employer Engagement Officer, who told me more about what they had to offer in terms of recruitment support.
How did Môn CF assist with your recruitment process?
Cassie organised for Môn CF’s customers to have interviews with us. She shortlisted suitable candidates and sent their CVs over to us. We were impressed with the selection and decided to interview all of them in Môn CF's modern and informal setting on the high street in Holyhead, 'The Pod'.
Were you made aware of any funding towards salaries?
Yes, some of the candidates interviewed were eligible for certain funding streams, including paid work placements. I was made aware of the Active Inclusion Fund (Strand 2), and Môn CF supported us with all the necessary paperwork linked to this programme.
Did Môn CF offer any ongoing support after recruitment?
Yes, we are always receiving further support for existing staff members who we hired through Môn CF, and we are continuing to build our professional relationship by holding interviews for new vacancies on their premises.
What is the best thing about Môn CF?
The staff; they’re lovely and easy to get on with!