The History of Apex

Since July 1982, Apex Works has changed the lives of thousands of disadvantaged people in Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands. Have a look at our timeline below:

 1982 Apex Leicester Project was founded:


Apex Leicester Project“To promote the rehabilitation and resettlement of former offenders, those deemed to be at risk of offending and others disadvantaged by exclusion from the labour market or seeking to improve their prospects in the labour market, and to relieve and to prevent poverty arrangements for their employment and by the provision of appropriate training to enable them to find suitable employment. For the benefit of those persons resident in Leicester and Leicestershire”


1985 Funding received from National Probation Service to fulfil its objectives of servicing the needs of ex-offenders in Leicestershire and Northampton


1993 Moved to new larger premises as a result of the Job Club department which doubled in size


1998 Apex’s mission statement changes to include non-offenders


1998 Signed collaborative agreement with Stephenson College to deliver Adult Learner Responsive


2001 Apex receive funding to help disaffected and excluded young people


2002 The collaborative agreement with Stephenson College to provide training in the City expanded considerably resulting in a satellite office opening in Hinckley providing IT and other courses in the community


2004 Apex receives funding from Legal Services Commission to deliver welfare benefit advice


2005 Apex moves into its own premises: Apex House which was co-funded by Charles Street Buildings (CSB), Leicestershire Economic Partnership (LSEP), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Apex


2006 Apex is awarded a contract by the City College of Manchester to work in prisons across the East Midlands


2007 Memorandum & Articles of Association updated to include the Midlands area.


2009 Apex’s working with National Probation for 25 years comes to an end due to cessation in funding


2009 Apex forms a strategic alliance with Leicester College


2010 Apex is successful in being awarded a contract from the Leicester City Council to deliver Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) in the community


2011 Apex Enabled is launched to support people with learning disabilities to gain confidence, skills and work


2012 Apex Works and Action Homeless launch The Green Light Project to support homeless people into work and training


2012 Apex reaches its 30th year and hosts a series of ‘Café Conversation’ events to welcome past and present service users to share their stories and help shape and design future services


2013 Apex continues to celebrate its 30th year by hosting Changing Lives Club Business Breakfasts and a comedy evening: ‘I Love Apex’


2013- Business the Smart Way is launched as a specialist service to support ex
-offenders into self-employment


2013- Launch of the ‘Clean Start’ cleaning Practice LabDSC_0243


2014- Launch of the Apex Allotment Project

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