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IrvinGQ® Pledges to Upskill and Invest in Local Community and Staff Wellbeing. 

A GLOBAL company, IrvinGQ®, who manufacture world-leading aerial delivery solutions based in Bridgend, are proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Social Value Quality Mark (SVQM) at the Bronze level. 

This accolade recognises IrvinGQ®’s dedication and commitment to creating social value and positively impacting society. 

As a significant local employer in Bridgend, IrvinGQ pledged to use their position to upskill the local community. They plan to establish an apprenticeship scheme with a local college to provide hands-on education in engineering skills. 

We provide STEM opportunities for local schools, working with the EESW, a Bridgend educational charity, as well as identifying local organisations that can use our scrap metal and fabrics for engineering education. We also support local school leavers with interview practice. 

The dedication to creating a positive impact on both the environment and the local community is a huge part of this award. IrvinGQ® are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and net zero for scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040. We will secure ISO 14001 accreditation by the end of 2024. 

Tony Smith, Vice President of Engineering and Social Value Lead at IrvinGQ®, commented:

“We are delighted to have reached the first waypoint on the journey of getting our social value endeavours formally recognised and audited by the Social Value Quality Mark. We are excited by the potential for us to help our local community. Receiving the Social Value Quality Mark is a testament to IrvinGQ®’s commitment to making a positive impact on society. ” For more information, please contact us