I was very impressed with the quote below from John Timpson, Chairman of high street chain Timpson, in the business section of yesterday's Telegraph:
"....our biggest achievement is the way James and his team have employed people from prison in a way that works brilliantly both for them and our business - 8% of current Timpson colleagues joined us from prison. One week during November all the customer compliments I received were praising service given in shops run by ex-offenders.
My big disappointment is that so few companies have followed our example. Greggs the Bakers is the only other business to embrace the concept with real zeal."
Well done Timpson's! There is more on their work in this field here.