19 December 2017

Local charity benefits from Mi-space award winners

A Bridgend-based charity dedicated to supporting carers has received a donation of £500 from Mi-space, part of The Midas Group, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction and property service providers.

The money was donated to the Bridgend Carers Centre by the Mi-space Project Team working on the Tai Tarian Rewires project, in South Wales. The team work hard to forge close links with the local communities in which they work, and support local charities and organisations when opportunities arise.

The Mi-space team were asked to nominate a charity after winning a company award, The Murdo Mace Award for Industry Leading Customer Service, for their outstanding contribution to customer service. The scheme is part of a wider commitment by Mi-space and the Midas Group to working with local communities and a company-wide vision to provide industry-leading levels of customer service.

Mi-space has been a successful partner of Tai Tarian, a housing association in the Neath and Port Talbot area of South Wales, for nearly six years and the Tai Tarian Rewires project was completed in March after four years of work. In that time, Mi-space also completed many different community benefit initiatives, which included helping out with building and maintenance works to community projects, schools, charities and other local organisations.

The Tai Tarian Rewires project also recently won the CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Cymru Awards 2017, in the Customer Excellence category.

Paul Thyer, Mi-space Electrical Compliance Manager with the Tai Tarian Rewires Project team, said: “Customer service runs through everything we do so winning the Murdo Mace Award and the CIH Award for Customer Excellence is absolutely fantastic and something the whole team are very proud of.

“We had some great feedback from tenants during the re-wiring project, saying how respectful we were, and the comments from the client were great as well.

“The Bridgend Carers Centre does a lot of work supporting carers around the area, helping make life more manageable for people who care for others by providing information, support and advice. We were very pleased to be able to donate to them and support their good work.”

Helen Pitt, Manager of Bridgend Carers Centre, said: “We are really delighted to be chosen as a charity to have benefited from the awards. Bridgend Carers Centre support those who are caring for family members, friends or neighbours. We provide information on what services are available to them as well as giving support and advice. We hold social events, health and wellbeing events and help carers to take breaks from their responsibilities.

"The kind donation from Mi-space will fund our January edition of the newsletter which is sent out to about 3,000 carers in the Bridgend area.”

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