Pinkspiration aims to inspire young people and transform communities. Our business was founded in July 2011 and offers skills based training to gain on site experience increasing knowledge to progress into industry, regenerating some of the 380,000 empty spaces and empty shops across the United Kingdom.
Our next exciting project is to transform an under used space in Haverfordwest for MIND in partnership with Dyfed-Powys Police to reduce antisocial behaviour. Working with the community members we then teamed up with the University Design team to design the space the community required. The community members will have a safe and functional environment to use to record music, meet, train and hold future events. They will also have the opportunity to meet with business owners and entrepreneurs to gain valuable skills and training.
Our business offers industry placements, mentoring, advice and guidance. Up skilling the next generation of young people to help close the increasing skills gap. Our team offers a number of opportunities through industry placements on our TV programme Transforming Spaces‘ Design Factor’ featured on BBC.
Since launch 8,500 young people directly up skilled of which 70% have progressed onto training, employment or Starting Up. Our construction sites are 50/50 gender split and our teams have re-generated 16 empty spaces, empty homes, heritage buildings and worked on Wales largest road scheme a £400 million programme.
* Nearly 1 million young people unemployed
* Over 380,000 empty spaces & empty shops in the UK
* Over 220 million tons of waste generated for Landfill
* Only 3% of women in manual trades, 5% in engineering and only 2% of female owned businesses in Wales.
Transforming Spaces: Design Factor
Our construction projects transforms empty and unused spaces through working with the community on the planning, design and build. Working with build experts and volunteers from the community it acts like DIY SOS/60 minute makeover. The aim is to up skill young people and members of the community to gain on site experience. If you have an empty space or empty building our team will work with you on the planning, design and rebuild of the space to turn it into a thriving community provision.
Training on the site includes: planning, construction, managing budgets, Marketing, enterprise, business and managing the whole project. Our team and the experts will work on site for around one week to re-build the space and encourage volunteers to become involved and progress into training, employment or Starting Up. Helping people to gain vital industry experience to progress their career.
The whole process is filmed and broadcast. Our build projects have included Wales First Garden City Café, The Hope Centre-Newport, Blaenau Gwent Community Hub-Waundeg, Empty Shops Project-Cardiff & Newport, State of the Art Cinema Room using Recycled Pallets- Cwmbran Centre for Young People, Penygraig Empty Shop, Newport Heritage Building. All photos of our construction projects can be seen on our Facebook Page.