December 03, 2020







EPPING, ESSEX, 30 NOVEMBER 2020 – Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest provider of transportation and enforcement services, has partnered with the homeless charity St Mungo’s and Radical Recruit, a not-for-profit organisation which bridges the gap between disadvantaged job seekers and the business world.  This partnership is helping some of London’s homeless people back into the workplace.


According to Emma Freivogel, founder of Radical Recruit:  “ We are delighted to partner with Marston Holdings which has proved that ‘doing good’ and driving business success do not have to be mutually exclusive. The people we represent are often viewed through a lens of mistrust and assumed to lack the motivation, skills and abilities to secure and sustain employment.  Subsequently, they are discarded on the ‘talent scrapheap’. This is a waste of human life, bad for business and detrimental to the economy. We are grateful that businesses such as Marston Holdings exist.  Its leadership, especially in the current economic environment, is indispensable.’’


The pandemic has seen many of London’s homeless being temporarily housed in hotels across the capital. St Mungo’s case workers and Radical Recruit have been working with over 100 men and women, some as young as 18, preparing them for life back in the working world by assessing their interview and work readiness, supporting with CV development and running one-to-one interview coaching sessions.


Marston Holdings has run two recruitment days attended by around 40 people who heard about the company, its values and ways of working as well as available career opportunities.  Interactive Q&A sessions helped put the candidates at ease and answered their questions prior to the formal interview process.  Nine candidates have now joined frontline teams at NSL working on contracts including Camden, Islington, Westminster, and Lewisham. A further four candidates are being interviewed for other positions in and around London.


“I am really proud to have been involved in the project both from a commercial and personal social value point of view.  Too often we overlook people based on their personal circumstances but when you dig deeper and get to know them, you realise that they have so much to offer and just need a helping hand to kick start their lives and reach their true potential,” added Paolo Orezzi, NSL’s Service Director.


The success of this partnership demonstrates how seriously Marston Holdings takes its social value responsibilities. The scheme has been met with real praise from clients in the four London boroughs and the company is looking to extend it nationally.



About Marston Holdings

Marston Holdings is the UK’s largest provider of transportation and enforcement services with over 5000 staff. In addition to being the UK’s largest provider of debt and recovery services, the organisation comprises a number of market-leading companies including Project Centre, a streetscape design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy and NSL, which provides parking enforcement services to the public and private sectors. Other key parts of the group include Videalert, the leading supplier of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions and ParkTrade, the leading European provider of road tolling and charging solutions. This combined expertise enables Marston Holdings to provide an innovative range of integrated design, build and enforcement solutions.