Our Bolton branch have been awarded a Social Value Bronze award from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, the Chamber launched their GM Social Value Awards as a unique way of recognising and celebrating time in kind donated by their members for the collective benefit of the Greater Manchester community. Representatives from our Bolton branch visited Prestwich Arts College to take part in mock interviews for year 11 students to give pupils the opportunity to practice their interview techniques for when they leave school. Jackson Fire & Security continue to place an emphasis on giving back to the local community having ended 2017 working on the Young Chamber initiative, aimed at bridging the gap between education and employment. This has involved visiting local schools assisting students with CV writing, mock interviews and providing information on apprenticeships. Gary Johnson, Bolton Branch Director, said: “We are proud to help out in the local community especially with young adults in preparing them for working life. All the children were really engaged on the day and the feedback received from them indicated they found the day really useful in preparing for the future.” “We are pleased to have been recognised with this Social Value Bronze award and we look forward to continuing with helping the Chamber contribute towards the Greater Manchester community.” Founded in 1991, Jackson Fire & Security employs 40 people across 10 branches in North Wales, North West England, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Teesside, Cambridgeshire and Surrey. The Mold-based company supply, install and commission a wide range of fire and security systems. They provide a one-call maintenance solution whereby their engineers service fire and security systems, plus emergency lighting and fire extinguishers during a single visit, to save inconvenience and site attendance fees for customers. One of the UK’s leading independent providers of fire and security systems, Jackson Fire & Security are NSI Gold approved, the highest standard in the industry.