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Celebration event: 20 years of Social Enterprise UK

On Monday 18 July, Tarem Services Limited was happy to join in the special ceremony for Social Enterprise UK 20th anniversary, held at the House of Lords terrace in the Palace of Westminster.

It was a great celebration for Social Enterprise UK, and its members achievements and we very much look forward to further supporting the social enterprise movement.

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Enterprise Graduates’ trip to Volkerfitzpatrick

Mentors come together to inspire, empower budding young entrepreneurs…

On Thursday 14 July 2022, Volkefitzpatrick hosted an event at their Head office in Hoddesdone, Hertfordshire. Bringing together some potential mentors from Volkerfiztpatrick, Tarem Services and Unitas coupled with participants who signed up for the business workshop programme.

A presentation on insight into the construction sector was delivered by Volkerfitzpatrick Ian Ford (Head of Procurement – Rail & Infrastructure), Jack Starmer (Senior Buyer) and their team. A site tour was also given to the participants, where they had the opportunity to bond with the mentors throughout the event. As well as discussions around their entrepreneurial aspiration – how they could take it to the next level and expressing some interest in apprenticeship.

This event was an integral part of giving the participants the opportunity to really take home some valuable advice from leading experts that would help with their development.

Quote from Volkerfiztpatrick, Jack Starmer – Senior Buyer

“Unitas and Tarem Services have been doing some incredible work helping young people and the least we (VolkerFitzpatrick) could do was host them at our head office. It was a pleasure to meet Bradley, Kyle and Cihat and hear about their aspirations and ideas about the construction industry. They certainly provided a different angle of thought when discussing our current projects and each showed an interest in elements of our business. Hopefully the event has given them the inspiration and confidence to apply for roles within the construction industry – whether that is with ourselves or the numerous other companies out there.”

Torquil Allen, Business Development Director -Tarem Services, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Volkerfiztpatrick for hosting this event and all the mentors involved. Their participation in the business workshop programme truly helps the young ones reach their ambitions through the right support.

It was a wonderful event, and hugely beneficial to the mentees and mentors. Through corporate business and social enterprise collaboration this helps us to reach an entirely different level of creating social impact.”

Tarem Services is working in partnership with Unitas, Barnet Council and Morgan Sindall Construction to deliver ‘How to Set up and Run a Successful Business’ 6-week programme. Aimed to empower youths/young adults to take the steps to succeed in starting their own business.

For more information about this programme please contact

Tarem Services Limited Awarded RISQS Accreditation for Another Year

We’re delighted to announce that Tarem Services Limited was audited and awarded the RISQS accreditation on 16 June 2022.

RISQS “Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme” is a supplier qualification for the rail industry that pre-qualifies suppliers to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services.

Managing Director, Tarem services Limited, Titus Komolafe said: “Tarem is pleased to have again gained the RISQS accreditation. This enables us to upskill our staff members, allowing them to grow and develop their career path.

We are verified and approved to provide our services to the highest standard and we will continue to push forward to offer greater opportunities to our employees and supply labour into the rail industry.”

Graduation Ceremony ‘Inspiring futures’ – Virtual Business Workshop pilot programme

Earlier this month, the first set of 5 young cohorts were proud to celebrate their success for completing ‘How to Set up and Run a Successful Business’ programme. The special celebration was hosted by Tarem Services, Unitas, Barnet Council, and Morgan Sindall Construction in Barnet.

Guests included mentors from Volkerfitzpatrick and other professional volunteers who supported the graduates on the programme.

Unitas Enterprise Coordinator, Michelle Allen commended the budding young entrepreneurs for their perseverance in completing the programme. With each graduate in attendance receiving a certificate along with some vouchers. As a result of the programme, the graduates teamed up to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills, presenting their business idea at the event.

Michelle Allen, said: “The young people that participated in the programme had some really engaging conversations around the types of business they may possibly think about starting. The group managed to do some research and put together a presentation where they delivered their pitch to try and gain some funding to develop their ideas.

This programme has boosted each individual’s confidence and has helped to shape some of their future aspirations. I am looking forward to seeing if any of our budding entrepreneurs use what they have learnt on the programme to start networking to start building their empire!”

Commenting on the event, Tarem Services, Business Development Director, Torquil Allen, said: “This programme is already producing fantastic results. We are ever so proud of these young graduates who have gained a valuable experience from this programme, and they are going about the right way to now start their business. With these opportunities, they’ll also receive mentorship within a supportive environment, which is crucial for their success, that will foster a growing entrepreneurial mindset.”

Morgan Sindall Construction, Social Value Manager, Norma Odain-Hines also commented: “It is always inspirational seeing the next generation grow as individuals, in confidence, presence and the ability to present to a group. Morgan Sindall Construction value our differences which is why it has been a pleasure working with Unitas and Tarem on this enterprise initiative and I look forward to seeing the ideas from the group come to fruition.”

Tarem Services is working in partnership with Unitas, Barnet Council and Morgan Sindall Construction to deliver ‘How to Set up and Run a Successful Business’ 6-week programme. Aimed to empower youths/young adults to take the steps to succeed in starting their own business.

For more information about this programme please contact

New contract with CBRE Group

Tarem Services Limited, Social Enterprise Company recently secured a new cleaning services office contract with CBRE on behalf of Zurich.

CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services and investments. With services, insights and data that span every dimension of the industry, they create solutions for clients of every size, in every sector and across every geography.

Torquil Allen, Business Development Director at Tarem Services, said: As a Social Enterprise, this is a significant contract win and another opportunity to create real impact.

Whilst we are delivering high-quality services, we very much look forward to developing our business relationship further through this new contract in the coming months.”

Quote from CBRE Group Chloe Howe – Account Director

“CBRE recognises the importance and ability we have to support Social Enterprises in our established Supply Chain, and like Zurich are members of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge with Social Enterprise UK. We are proud that our solution working in partnership with Tarem Cleaning will positively tackle social problems, provide ethical opportunities, support communities and help the environment and we look forward to seeing where our joint social value journey will take us.”


Tarem Services working in partnership with Unitas Youth Zone, Barnet Council and Morgan Sindall to deliver Business Virtual Workshop

On Tuesday, 15 February 2022 the spotlight was on Tarem Services Limited – working in partnership with Unitas Youth Zone, Barnet Council and Morgan Sindall to deliver the programme overview on ‘How to Set up and run a successful Business’ at the virtual workshop event in Barnet.

The open learning programme is aimed to empower youths and young adults to take the steps to succeed in starting their own business. Learning first-hand what it’s like to set up their own company with the support of mentors.

Those in attendance felt encouraged and provided positive feedback about the overview, realising their dreams of setting up their very own business.

Managing Director, Tarem Services Limited, Titus Komolafe said: “We’re thrilled and fortunate to be working in partnership with Unitas Youth Zone, Barnet Council and Morgan Sindall. This helps us to deliver this programme effectively and inspire those who have the traits of an entrepreneur.

It’s been great to see the level of interests from the event as well. The end goal really is to get these individuals to start thinking like an entrepreneur, which will really change the course of their future.”

Quote from Barnet Council, Cali Ibrahim – Senior s106 Employment and Skills Officer:

“Partnering with Tarem Services to implement this programme has been extremely beneficial in providing a great opportunity to reach our entrepreneurial talent among our Barnet Residents, as well as providing those who have thought about starting a new business with the best possible chance to discover something new. 

There is a large pool of talent that has so much potential, and this event has been another successful step towards talent being brought to life.” 

Celebrating National Tree Week

This month Tarem Services staff were delighted to join Serious Tissues (eco-friendly supplier) and other volunteers to mark National Tree Week to plant two new green corridors in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

All volunteers came together and planted along a riverbank and a bridleway, creating connectivity for local wildlife as well as helping introduce all the other wonderful benefits that trees and hedgerows can bring, such as pollution mitigation and flood prevention.

Tarem Area Supervisor, Thierry Moke, said: “It was brilliant to see many volunteers including one of Tarem’s suppliers, Serious Tissues coming together to plant for our future. This clearly shows we’re all committed to playing our part to reduce our environmental impact.”

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, organised by the Tree Council. Across the country, thousands of people planted trees to help support a greener future.

Launch: The Social Procurement Manual

Tarem Services Limited, is proud to be featured in Yunus Social Procurement Manual with SAP and JLL.

Click here to download the report

Tarem Services awarded contract with Willmott Dixon Interiors

We’re pleased to announce that Tarem Services Limited has secured a new Cleaning Services Contract with Willmott Dixon Interiors Head Office in Farringdon, London. Other services to be provided by Tarem Services include Pest Control, Waste Management and Washroom Supplies.

Willmott Dixon Interiors is the UK’s leading independent construction and property services company with a purpose to transform lives, strengthen communities and enhance the environment.

This presents another opportunity for Tarem Services, a Social Enterprise company to play an important role by delivering Social Value. While also building a strong, long-term relationship with Willmott Dixon Interiors that will contribute to successful future projects delivery.

Meet the Buyer Event hosted by Supply Change

On Thursday 23rd September 2021, Supply Change hosted the Social Procurement in Construction Guide Launch and Meet the Buyer online virtual event.

This event presented a unique opportunity for Tarem Services Limited to connect with other businesses and discuss practical social procurement.

As one of the leading social enterprises, Tarem Services Business Development Director, Torquil Allen highlighted the importance of commitment to engaging local community investment companies, charities, and social enterprises, and it forming part of a large Tier 1 contractual agreement.

The event included the opportunity to pitch and network, creating new business prospects. Overall, the event was very well received with a constructive debate on how to use procurement as a force for positive change.

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