A DEESIDE business is looking to offer a homeless person a new lease of life.

Magma Granite, based on Deeside Industrial Park, is offering a job to a person living on the street, with no experience required.

Steve Parry, who runs the business with his brother, said: “Whenever you go on days out or nights out you see people on the streets and you feel sorry for them. I said a while ago if I was in a position to help someone I would and now I’m in that position so I thought I would give someone the opportunity.

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Mike, left, and Steve Parry, owners of Magma Granite

“I don’t think enough is being done to help homeless people in general. Plus, we wanted a member of staff, we need someone else so I thought why not give someone a chance.

“Not many people are willing to give people in need a chance and it’s a downward spiral for them then.”

Magma Granite is a family run business specialising in granite worktops and the Deeside factory was opened in August last year.

Steve, who is the director of the company, said he has been running it alongside his brother for the past 15 years.

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Magma Granite on Deeside Industrial Park

He added: “I didn’t realise there were that many homeless people about. We can help get these people off the street.

“We will need someone in the workshop and we will be getting them fully trained, using all the tools and lifting slabs, general labour and duties really.

“We provide full training, we like to train people from scratch, we find out they work better like that. Now the opportunity has risen we can help someone. I think if it works out it could be an opportunity to help some more people.

“We have got a HMO in Connah’s Quay, no rooms available at the minute but if we did have them available we could hopefully offer them a room as well.

“I was speaking to someone in Chester a few months ago and he split up with his wife, he was sofa surfing and had no family and ended up on the streets, its horrible and can happen to anyone.

“You’re only one pay cheque from it happening to yourself.”

Anyone interested or knows of anyone who can benefit from the offer can contact the company on 01244 730 700 or email sales@magma.ltd