Mums get agency chance to go back into the workplace

Pictured at the launch of Ten2Two in Milton Keynes are author Penny Clayton, Lisa Bramall and author Wendy Reus
Pictured at the launch of Ten2Two in Milton Keynes are author Penny Clayton, Lisa Bramall and author Wendy Reus

AN employment agency that aims to put talented mums in touch with local businesses has been launched in Milton Keynes.

Ten2Two, named after the available working hours of women with children, held its local launch at Milton Keynes Gallery, in Midsummer Boulevard, on October 1.

Around 40 local women went along to celebrate the launch and hear how Ten2Two plans to bring them together with business that needs affordable professional skills.

John O’Sullivan, Ten2Two’s founder said: “We were really excited about the sheer quality of people in the room.

“It’s amazing to realise that a group of local mums, some of whom we see in the playground every day, are actually talented professionals.

“Their skills are just being wasted because businesses don’t know where to find them.”

Ten2Two intends to build a community of women seeking professional part-time work to prove to businesses – big and small – that there is a wealth of talent available to them in Milton Keynes.

Lisa Bramall, director of Ten2Two in Grange Farm, said: “We will be able to prove to businesses that there are fabulous people living just around the corner who’d love to work for them and our launch event has been a great start.”

One of the mums at the launch said: “Lisa has identified a real business opportunity within Milton Keynes.

“It has always amazed me how many school-run mums have professional qualifications or used to have high flying careers that have been put on hold while their children are small.

“I am one of those mums. I’m going to register with Ten2Two as I want to be one of those mums who have a chance to use my skills locally.”

Visit www.ten2two.org