Remploy has praised one of the Midlands biggest employers for winning an important disability award.

Land Rover has been presented with the "Two Ticks – Positive About Disabled People" award for its attitude towards disabled employees.

The prestigious award is made by Jobcentre Plus, formerly the Employment Service.

Roger Paffard, Chief Executive of Coventry-based Remploy, said: "We congratulate Land Rover on taking a lead in offering equal opportunities for disabled people.

"We hope that all companies will follow this excellent example and realise the positive role that disabled people can make to the workforce and the community."

Remploy is Britain’s biggest employer of disabled people. It has 12 factories in the Midlands and 81 throughout the UK. Remploy also places thousands of disabled people in mainstream work through its Interwork service.

Half of the FTSE Top 100 companies employ Remploy to provide goods and services.

Bob Dover, Land Rover’s Managing Director, said: "We are delighted that our attitude to equal opportunities has been recognised. We value all our employees and certainly recognise that disabled people have a full role to play in our business."

Published : 30/09/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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