Ten Pioneers of Social
      Enterprise
Social Enterprise Magazine Special Edition
               October 2008
- These are...
Recycling
FRC Group
• Started as Furniture Resource Centre
• Founded in 1988 by Nic Frances, we have
  grown from being a small comm...
FRC
• one stop furnishing service to social landlords.
• Procurement for Housing (PfH) has been
  created as an essential ...
Bulky Bobs
• domestic collections of bulky household waste
  for Liverpool City Council, Oldham Borough
  Council, and War...
Revive
• sell many of the items recycled from Bulky
  Bob’s collections.
• operate a discount scheme that offers
  reducti...
The cats pyjamas
• Also in FRC group
• created in 2000 to provoke an honest
  debate about the potential and limits of the...
Fair Trade
• Working with ethical businesses, we pay
  fair prices in advance, share useful
  technology and develop and market
  far...
Fulwell Mill
• Contract Manufacture
• Private label production developing a wide range of cereal, snack
  and fruit bars
•...
Recycling
Recycle IT!
• Formed in 1995, Recycle IT! is a social
  enterprise providing training, paid work
  experience and real job...
• European Directive on Waste Electronic and Electrical
  Equipment (WEEE) states that, within the next ten years,
  schem...
Recycling
Brighton and Hove Wood Store
• set up in 1998, in response to the
  lack of recycling and re-use
  facilities for wood was...
Brighton and Hove Wood Store
• financially self-supporting and do not receive any funding
  for the running of the busines...
Social Firm
• Established in 1988, the Pack-IT Group is an
  award-winning Social Enterprise and Social
  Firm offering almost 20 year...
Social Firm
• A significant number of its employees will be
  people with a disability or other disadvantage in
  the labo...
Community Transport
Hackney Community
          Transport
• HCT Group ("HCT") is an award winning and
  rapidly growing provider of public tra...
• 30 local community groups in the London
  Borough of Hackney pooled their vehicle
  resources in order to maximise the n...
• AccessBus in Leeds
• Yellow school bus services in West
  Yorkshire
• Route 812 in East London
• London red bus services...
•   HCT Group

    HCT Group is the holding company for all our
    operations. It is a company limited by guarantee (and
...
Leisure Services
Greenwich Leisure
• manage over 65 leisure centres within the M25
  area in partnership with twelve London
  Boroughs, Eps...
• GLL currently operate public
  sport and leisure centres within
  13 London Boroughs; including
  all five Host 2012 Bor...
Social care
Sunderland Home
   Care Associates
• high quality range of home care packages and
  care services for people in the Sunder...
• Sunderland Home Care Associates
  undertakes a wide variety of care work and
  can offer carer assistance with :
   –   ...
Divine Chocolate Company
• In 1993 a group of cocoa farmers in
  Ghana pooled their resources and set up
  a co-operative ...
• In 1998 Kuapa Kokoo farmers voted
  to expand their business and gain
  significant understanding of the
  Western choco...
Telecoms
• The Phone Co-op started out in 1998 as a
  way for non-profit organisations like
  charities and community groups to bul...
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  1. 1. Ten Pioneers of Social Enterprise Social Enterprise Magazine Special Edition October 2008 - These are social enterprises because they have won social enterprise awards
  2. 2. Recycling
  3. 3. FRC Group • Started as Furniture Resource Centre • Founded in 1988 by Nic Frances, we have grown from being a small community based response to poverty in inner city Liverpool
  4. 4. FRC • one stop furnishing service to social landlords. • Procurement for Housing (PfH) has been created as an essential business tool to generate substantial savings by harnessing the collective purchasing power of housing organisations. • Following a highly competitive fully OJEU compliant tendering process, PfH have appointed Furniture Resource Centre as a supplier in compliance with new EU regulations
  5. 5. Bulky Bobs • domestic collections of bulky household waste for Liverpool City Council, Oldham Borough Council, and Warrington Borough Council. • 2009 saw their 400,000th collection since startup in June 2000. • aim to re-use, recycle and refurbish at least 36% by tonnage of the items we collect. • thousands of items of furniture picked up by Bulky Bob's crews are available in our Revive stores, which has links to over 100 referral agencies.
  6. 6. Revive • sell many of the items recycled from Bulky Bob’s collections. • operate a discount scheme that offers reductions to those on benefit and further reductions for people directed to Revive by a network of referral agents. • In 2006/07 - 89% of their customers were low income households.
  7. 7. The cats pyjamas • Also in FRC group • created in 2000 to provoke an honest debate about the potential and limits of the social enterprise business model. • Actually- has no employees and two directors Liam Black (CEO of FRC) and Jeremy Nicholls (CEO of Urban Strategy Associates- a consultancy)
  8. 8. Fair Trade
  9. 9. • Working with ethical businesses, we pay fair prices in advance, share useful technology and develop and market farmers' products. • main partners are in Burkina Faso from where they buy dried organic Fairtrade mango, Uganda from where the buy sun dried pineapple and banana, and Northern Pakistan from where they buy sun dried apricots, walnuts, almonds and apricot kernels. • Adam Brett and Kate Sebag started the company in the early 1990s to import and market Fair Trade products from African smallholders. At the same time, together with colleague Angello Ndyaguma, they founded Fruits of the Nile to produce and export sun dried fruits in Uganda.
  10. 10. Fulwell Mill • Contract Manufacture • Private label production developing a wide range of cereal, snack and fruit bars • Contract Packing and Labelling • Private label packing of fruit and nuts • Ingredient processing and mixing • Pre-processing of fruits and nuts available • Quality and Accountability • BRC, Soil Association and Investors in People • Consultancy • Professionals in SME business development overseas and in the UK
  11. 11. Recycling
  12. 12. Recycle IT! • Formed in 1995, Recycle IT! is a social enterprise providing training, paid work experience and real jobs for homeless and other long term unemployed people. • As one of the largest UK - wide not-for- profit IT recyclers we provide a professional redundant IT equipment data-wiping and disposal service for major corporates, local authorities and small businesses. • Our employment strategy is underpinned by our unequal opportunities policy, which means that we only take on people who have experienced long-term unemployment.
  13. 13. • European Directive on Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) states that, within the next ten years, schemes will need to be put in place to properly recycle and/or re-use all redundant computer systems. • The equipment is then electrically tested in line with trading standard requirements and the finding and the date are recorded and the specification of the processor is ascertained. • All the hard disks are then wiped to a US Department of Defence standard and a verification document is produced. • The hard disks are then formatted ready for software to be loaded, either by Recycle-IT! or the end user.
  14. 14. Recycling
  15. 15. Brighton and Hove Wood Store • set up in 1998, in response to the lack of recycling and re-use facilities for wood waste in the Brighton area, • is the first organisation of its kind to exist in the UK. (?) • solution is to collect wood from all kinds of local businesses, and put the re-useable timber on sale to the public at the Wood Store in Circus Street, Brighton; a recycled timber yard.
  16. 16. Brighton and Hove Wood Store • financially self-supporting and do not receive any funding for the running of the business, • however some funds have been allocated to the volunteers via Global Grants in 2005-7, to cover their expenses. • have received non-financial support from Brighton & Hove City Council, who have provided low-cost premises for the Project since 1998. • collecting around 450 tonnes of waste timber a year, and return less than 1% of this to the waste stream. • Estimate of UK wood waste arisings -10.6 million tonnes per annum. www.communitywoodrecycling.org.uk 2009
  17. 17. Social Firm
  18. 18. • Established in 1988, the Pack-IT Group is an award-winning Social Enterprise and Social Firm offering almost 20 years of professional and reliable expertise in the storage, distribution, fulfilment and mailing sector. • Outsourced – Warehousing & Stock Management – Despatches & Postage Methods – Mailsort Services – Fulfilment, e-fulfilment & Handling
  19. 19. Social Firm • A significant number of its employees will be people with a disability or other disadvantage in the labour market. • Every worker is paid a market wage or salary appropriate to the work, whatever their productive capacity. • Work opportunities should be equal between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged employees. • All employees should have the same rights and obligations.
  20. 20. Community Transport
  21. 21. Hackney Community Transport • HCT Group ("HCT") is an award winning and rapidly growing provider of public transport and related training services in the UK. • Originally founded in 1982, our vision is social justice and equality for all. • We aim to contribute towards this goal through the conduct of our activities, by re-investing our generated surpluses within our businesses, increasing employability, by promoting community transport concepts and by applying the social enterprise business model.
  22. 22. • 30 local community groups in the London Borough of Hackney pooled their vehicle resources in order to maximise the number of trips each group could achieve. • Now operates mainstream bus routes, education transport for children with disabilities, social services transport for older and disabled people, yellow school bus services and a wide range of community transport services
  23. 23. • AccessBus in Leeds • Yellow school bus services in West Yorkshire • Route 812 in East London • London red bus services • Special needs education transport services - Waltham Forest • Social services transport in Kensington and Chelsea
  24. 24. • HCT Group HCT Group is the holding company for all our operations. It is a company limited by guarantee (and has therefore no shareholders) which is registered in England and Wales. The company is also a registered charity. • CT Plus C.I.C. Hackney Community Transport Limited owns all of the share capital of a trading subsidiary called CT Plus. This company runs the majority of our transport and training services and owns our CT Plus trading brand. CT Plus became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2007. • CT Plus (Yorkshire) C.I.C. This company, which is a CIC, runs all of our services in Yorkshire. The share capital is owned by CT Plus.
  25. 25. Leisure Services
  26. 26. Greenwich Leisure • manage over 65 leisure centres within the M25 area in partnership with twelve London Boroughs, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, Reading Borough Council, Bellingham Community Project, the London Playing Fields Foundation and the London Development Agency. • Describe themselves as a Non Profit Distributing Organisation (NPDO) -re–invest any surpluses back into services. • Actually structured as an Industrial and Provident Society,
  27. 27. • GLL currently operate public sport and leisure centres within 13 London Boroughs; including all five Host 2012 Boroughs in East London and Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. • 13 GLL sports venues have recently been approved for the '2012 Training Camp Guide'.
  28. 28. Social care
  29. 29. Sunderland Home Care Associates • high quality range of home care packages and care services for people in the Sunderland area. • Dating back to 1976 with the formation of the Little Women co-operative, the organisation has always had its roots in the not-for-profit sector. • In 1994, the new business started trading and is now owned by over 220 care workers from the local area, delivering the highest of professional standards
  30. 30. • Sunderland Home Care Associates undertakes a wide variety of care work and can offer carer assistance with : – Washing, bathing and showering – Getting up and going to bed – Changing bed linen – Using the toilet and maintenance of continence – Assistance with moving and transfers – Help during the night – Support to carers – Assistance with prescribed medicines – Preparing meals and washing up – Shopping and running errands – Domestic and household tasks
  31. 31. Divine Chocolate Company • In 1993 a group of cocoa farmers in Ghana pooled their resources and set up a co-operative called Kuapa Kokoo (or 'Good Cocoa Growers' in Twi the local language). Their aim was to create a farmer owned organisation, where farmers could work together for their own benefit, trading their own cocoa in order to get a better price on the market. The organisation is very successful, it has expanded from 23 villages societies to over 40,000 members in over 900 village societies.
  32. 32. • In 1998 Kuapa Kokoo farmers voted to expand their business and gain significant understanding of the Western chocolate market. • So The Day Chocolate Company was born - part owned by Kuapa Kokoo, Twin Trading and The Body Shop and with support from Christian Aid and Comic Relief. • Kuapa Kokoo own one third of the company, 2 members sit on the board and a board meeting is held every year in Ghana.
  33. 33. Telecoms
  34. 34. • The Phone Co-op started out in 1998 as a way for non-profit organisations like charities and community groups to bulk- buy their telecommunications. • In July 2003 the Internet Services Division was added in Manchester, taking the retail customers from the former workers co- operative Poptel.

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