Micheal Hamm, Walter Thompson (Contractors) Ltd, for the initiative: “Clean Slate”

Making a difference to individuals who may not have the opportunity to succeed, Mike Hamm Project Manager for Walter Thompson Contractors, is working with charity Clean Slate Solutions to help the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. Mike is giving this often-marginalised group the chance to gain meaningful work in construction by providing the training to develop new skills and gain qualifications, giving them a purpose and sense of self-worth. His first ex-offender is now a labourer and Mike hopes to support many more. Connecting the charity with recruitment agencies, he aims to remove the stigma of recruiting ex-offenders and boost the availability of work placements. Mike’s sterling efforts will help break the cycle of crime and support the demand for skilled workers in the industry.