Ex-offenders and the long-term unemployed have got their feet on the job ladder thanks to Phillip Stones.
The employment advisor at Action Acton for nine years was praised by its chief executive, John Blackmore, for his dedication to the local community.
John said: "Phillip has been very committed and puts in extra hours and effort and relates really well to unemployed people he works with and has helped a lot of very disadvantaged people. He has worked on a number of Ealing projects and is invaluable to us."
Phillip, who has worked with individuals and on outreach projects across Ealing borough, prides himself on getting through to everyone. He said: " I worked on a pilot scheme at the Scrubs mentoring offenders, which was a difficult year. I supported them when they came out and helped them find work.
"The main problem is helping people getting over the habit of re-offending; it's getting over those hurdles. My job is to empower and motivate them to stop them going back to prison.
"There is always an underlying problem, whether it's alcohol or drugs but you can deal with that. I can support them and get them into work they can do, such as young ex-offenders to get into the construction industry. They are willing to work hard. They just need a break. They put a wall up you just have to break down."
Phillip, 57, from Hackney who has also worked with various charities which helps people find work, said: "I had one man, who hadn't worked for 19 years as he'd been caring for his son. Now he's doing some voluntary work, so he can use those skills when he moves into the job market."
"Another lady in her 40s, who hadn't worked for five or six years, had no confidence and came in with her hood up. She wanted to be a faceless person.I have found her some voluntary work as a finance administrator."
He said he was proud of the fact that he had met every target he had been given and was delighted to have been put forward for a Pride award.