Responsibility to our employees
Here at Strand Hardware we have built our reputation on the high levels of customer service we provide, which is achieved through the excellence of our hard working employees. Strand Hardware recognises these efforts and is constantly looking for ways to enhance employee performance. This is primarily achieved through training and accredited qualifications.
Responsibility to our local community
We are a Walsall based company dedicated to helping the local and surrounding communities when possible. We provide employment for those within the local community and beyond, with some of our employees travelling from as far afield as Shropshire and Stratford-Upon-Avon. We have furthermore increased our efforts by working with the University of Wolverhampton to support graduate employment through the UK’s leading work placement programme STEP. Working with the University we have created a placement for a graduate to accumulate experience within a particular area of the business.
We are also working at designing apprenticeships tailored to our business needs which will allow individuals to grow and develop business skills. Currently we have a business administration apprentice and warehouse apprentice.
We support the newly formed Walsall Studio School and hope to help their students to become ready for employment. By working closely with the Studio School we hope to spot talent early and help mould our employees of the future.
Responsibility to local businesses
Premier Business Park was set up in the early 90s to improve what was a rundown industrial estate and make it into a safe, attractive business park where people want to work and customers want to visit. Strand Hardware have been members of the business park since its inception and Catherine is an active Board member. The Board have secured substantial funding to improve the area and also organise charity events to raise money for local charities.
Strand Hardware is also an active member of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce which represents the interests of businesses across the Black Country.
The team at Strand Hardware have always been passionate about raising money for charity. In particular, close to the hearts of many at Strand Hardware, we raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital to support the research and treatment of childhood cancers. Having already raised thousands of pounds we will continue to support the hospital with future charity events such as our Golf day.