• 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
• 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
• Following a highly competitive fully OJEU
compliant tendering process, PfH have
appointed Furniture Resource Centre as a
supplier in compliance with new EU regulations
• 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
• sell many of the items recycled from Bulky
• 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.
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)
• Working with ethical businesses, we pay
fair prices in advance, share useful
technology and develop and market
• 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.
• 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
• Professionals in SME business development overseas and in the
• Formed in 1995, Recycle IT! is a social
enterprise providing training, paid work
experience and real jobs for homeless
and other long term unemployed
• 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
• Our employment strategy is
underpinned by our unequal
opportunities policy, which means
that we only take on people who have
experienced long-term unemployment.
• 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
• All the hard disks are then wiped to a US Department of
Defence standard and a verification document is
• The hard disks are then formatted ready for software to
be loaded, either by Recycle-IT! or the end user.
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
• 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.
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
• 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
• 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.
– Warehousing & Stock Management
– Despatches & Postage Methods
– Mailsort Services
– Fulfilment, e-fulfilment & Handling
• 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
• Work opportunities should be equal between
disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged
• All employees should have the same rights and
• 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.
• 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
• AccessBus in Leeds
• Yellow school bus services in West
• Route 812 in East London
• London red bus services
• Special needs education transport
services - Waltham Forest
• Social services transport in Kensington
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• Describe themselves as a Non Profit Distributing
Organisation (NPDO) -re–invest any surpluses
back into services.
• Actually structured as an Industrial and
• 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'.
• 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
• 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
– 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
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
• 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.
• 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-