The Seetec Group has published its annual report for 2021, coinciding with recent celebrations to mark its 2nd anniversary of employee ownership. The report highlights the business’s commitment and achievements in supporting people in the communities it serves.
During 2021, the Seetec Group continued to see growth and improvements to its services during another challenging year, testing the resilience and expertise of its 2,000 employee owners. The growth seen in its current market delivery areas was matched by a robust overall turnover level in a year where the operational side of the Group focused on the mobilisation of large-scale contract wins. In 2022, the Group plans to focus on commercial opportunities in both its existing and new markets in order to further realise growth that complements the central ambition to support the resilience of communities across the UK.
With the Government commissioners in the UK and Ireland focused on delivering jobs- and skills-led recoveries, Seetec is at the forefront of delivering first class services to aid this.
Seetec became employee-owned just two months before the global pandemic hit and this could have derailed its commitment to this new way of doing business. Instead, the Group believes it has helped it to improve services, by working with more people to improve their lives and delivering interventions that aim to make communities safer, while supporting the path to economic recovery.
2021 saw Seetec become the eleventh largest employee-owned business in the UK, as it benefited from the mobilisation of several significant contracts, including the Restart Scheme within its Employability and Health division, under which it expects to support up to 171,000 people.
The last year also saw the launch of Interventions Alliance, the Group’s Justice and Social Care division, which continues to make great strides to address the revolving door of reoffending. It is looking to expand the reach if its interventions to support more people to progress on their rehabilitation journey.
Commenting, John Baumback, Seetec Group Chief Executive Officer, said:
“The Group performed strongly last year, despite the continued challenges presented by the pandemic. Interventions Alliance, our justice and social care division, was launched, the mobilisation of our Restart Scheme prime and sub-contracts went ahead as planned, and through additional National Adult Education Budget funding, we are extending our skills footprint across more of the North West and South West of England. Seetec Ireland has also continued to perform well, supporting almost 20,000 people last year into employment through JobPath. This work matters because each person supported to make more positive choices, find work or gain new skills, enhances their life chances and opens doors for them to access new opportunities.
“I am proud of the work of our employee owners who strive everyday to make a difference to the communities that we serve. Driving forward plans to support the inclusion agenda runs at the heart of our commitment to deliver greater social value and boost individual life chances. We are passionate about articulating a jobs and skills-led recovery that should be at the core of the levelling up agenda because no one should be left behind. Our experience in the employability, skills and justice fields provides the foundations for us to commit to more regionally focused growth, so that we can help strength the resilience of the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.
“This year is an opportunity for the Group to consolidate the growth achieved in 2021. We are actively exploring ways to enter new markets that complement the services delivered by our existing divisions. There is a clear focus on our commercial aspirations, matched by a commitment to develop meaningful social value as an employee-owned business.”
The full report can be found by clicking here.