The Bss Group Plc gives back to the local community

The Bss GroupA team of 20 from leading business and major employer The BSS Group plc has linked up with Leicestershire Cares to make a difference to the lives of local schoolchildren.

Leicestershire Cares connects companies with volunteering opportunities in the local community. And, The BSS Group plc team has chosen to work with schools in the surrounding area to improve the reading, numeracy and interview skills of pupils whilst offering work placement opportunities at its head office in the City Centre.

Gillian Cossar, Office Manager at The BSS Group plc and Leicestershire Cares Team Leader, said: The BSS Group has been part of the Leicester community for over 100 years and with such a proud heritage, we wanted to contribute more to the local area. Spending time with children and helping them to develop new skills can be incredibly rewarding and we had no trouble in forming our team and getting them ready to start.

Through Leicestershire Cares we will be spending time with the children helping them to improve their reading and maths skills, whilst older students will receive advice on how to impress at a job interview. We are hoping our one to one tuition sessions and work placements will make a big difference to what the pupils can achieve whilst giving them confidence to get the best job possible.

Leicestershire Cares is a membership organization for key employers. Dedicated to corporate responsibility, it brings businesses and the community together for the benefit of both. The BSS Group plc, a market leading distributor to specialist trades. For further information log on to