Wellingborough company is helping young people into work

A manufacturer in Wellingborough has donated a range of its products to an academy devoted to training young people.

Monday, 7th October 2019, 11:11 am
From left, Gurol Hussein, student Calvin Buswell, Amarjit Pawar, of Right Resolution CIC and Kevin Henry of U-Pol.

U-Pol, based in Denington Road where it makes products for the vehicle repair industry, has supplied a variety of tools to Joe’s Autobox Academy, which is a joint venture with Right Resolution Community Interest Company helping youngsters in the care system on to a career path.

Joe’s Autobox, in Bunting Road, Northampton, was set up by Gurol Hussein - known as Joe - and trains up to four students at a time.

Amarjit Pawar, director at Right Resolution CIC, said: “We approached Joe to see if he could help our cause and he jumped at the chance.

“We reached out to U-Pol to see if they could provide support and they emphatically embraced what we are trying to achieve by providing all of the products needed to help train the students.”

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Mr Hussein said: “I started with nothing but I was given a chance to learn a skill which has served me well.

“If just one of the students go on to make a career from what we are offering I’ll be a happy man.”

Kevin Henry, U-Pol’s national technical manager, said: “What Right Resolution and Joe are trying to achieve cannot be understated.”

“There is a huge shortage of new, young, talent in the car repair industry so helping out in anyway possible was the least we at U-Pol could do.

He added: “Our company has been producing products for more than 70 years, a majority of that time has been here in Northamptonshire.

With funds at a premium, Right Resolution CIC and Joe’s Autobox Academy are appealing for other local businesses to follow U-Pol’s lead and help support their cause.

For details visit: localgiving.org/charity/rightresolutioncic/project/joesautoboxacademy/