At bemix, we are proud to partner with and shout about incredible organisations who are supportive and inclusive - this time, InExpress - global shopping specialist and a bemix Supported Employment employer.

bemix Supported Employment programme provides a free job-matching service to help employers recruit and retain people with learning difficulties and or autism. In October 2021, bemix intern Summer was job matched to the Sales and Marketing Administrator role at InXpress.

Initially, Summer joined InExpress for a taster day at the organisation. After impressing franchise owner, Julian, with her hard work, organisational skills and IT skills, it was agreed to proceed with the placement. Since then, Summer has been working steadily and increasing her hours gradually. She has also been supported to take on more responsibilities such as market research projects, to assist the business owner in growing the business.

Summer at her work desk at InExpress

"My experience at InXpress has been good.  I feel supported by Julian and Natalie. I feel they understand my needs a lot. bemix have been very supportive. They are very understanding of my needs as sometimes I have good days and bad days. My work coach has given me the confidence to be able to go out into the world of work" - Summer 

"I just wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to you and the team at bemix for your support in helping us find a new member of staff recently. We have been expanding our business in recent months and with the increasing workload brought about by Brexit we needed to increase our sales administration support to maintain our customer service levels. I met with Mark to discuss our business needs and he was able to match us up with a very competent and intelligent young lady who has settled in to working with us very quickly and is now working 3 days / week. We have high hopes for her potential and future career with us. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Mark and bemix to other companies who are looking for young people to join their team." - Julian Ford, Franchise Owner, InXpress

By ensuring that Summer's workplace is a positive and inclusive environment, InExpress demonstrate that they have the vision to see the value in everyone. They see that it is possible to organise their workplace, so that everyone can be fully in the mix and not excluded. A good society needs and values our contribution - we should be seen, be heard and belong - including within workplaces. At bemix we believe that all people should be treated as equals and valued as individuals - our core EPIC values outline this.

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