Baths Vendor of the Month has been awarding to Lloyd ‘Posty’ Rusdale.
Posty has been a vendor since June 2015. He sells on one of our outside pitches in Marlborough and is a familiar sight on the high street with his big beautiful dog Scooby. Posty has consistently high sales and is very well regarded by his regulars. He is always cheerful when he comes into the Bath office every week to get his magazines. Posty is the third vendor to win ‘Vendor of the Month’ in the Bath office, an award decided by Chris Taylor, Sales & Outreach Worker, and Emily Maguire, Service Broker.
Posty says: “Selling The Big Issue is a really positive way of making money”.
Rewarding vendor achievement in this way allows us to recognise the steps vendors take to become socially and financially included. Winners are selected according to: general good conduct, attitude and commitment; efforts to improve sales; positive public feedback; and progress towards personal goals. Each month the staff team in the regions consider candidates against these criteria when deciding on a winner.
We are once again very incredibly proud of Posty and all our vendors across the UK who are working hard to turn their lives around. All our UK work hard to supports vendors to determine their own paths towards a better future and then connects them with local services to achieve it. We provide vendors with bespoke support to help them address the issues that may have contributed to their housing insecurity, or the issues that have arisen as a result. We enable vendors to: open bank accounts, access health services, find accommodation, meet their aspirations and reconnect with families and friends, volunteer, train, learn and start their own enterprises and find paid work. Year on year with your support we are improving our effectiveness and impact.