Who we support
Our corporate programmes bring our brand to life across community, sport, the arts and business. They open up exciting opportunities for our people and clients to experience who we are in a different way, and they demonstrate our long and proud history of support for the wider community.
Meet our Pioneers
We are currently working with 12 social businesses across a range of sectors, industries and regions, and the first two Pioneer cohorts have moved onto an Alumni programme.
From Babies with Love
From Babies with Love sells beautiful organic baby clothes and donates 100% of its profit to orphaned and abandoned children. As a result the children receive a new start in life, breaking the cycle of poverty. Customers enjoy high quality products and knowing they’re helping children in desperate need – smart shopping that creates a win win, and smiles all round.
The Brilliant Club
The Brilliant Club is an award winning non-profit organisation that exists to widen access to top universities for outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools. Primary activity is to recruit, train and place doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in non-selective state schools and sixth form colleges serving low participation communities to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of outstanding pupils, which develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help those pupils to secure places at top universities.
Co-wheels is a car club operator that provides a network of community car clubs across the UK enabling 4500 members to access cars on a ‘pay by the hour’ basis without any of the cost and hassle of car ownership. The Co-wheels approach to car club development helps re-connect individuals with communities, isolated communities with the bigger society, and society with a greener environment.
Debate Mate establishes and runs after-school debate clubs for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 9-15 years to help them overcome social immobility and realise their true potential. Our programme is currently being delivered in 220 schools, to an expected 3,740 children, and will dramatically increases life chances through personal empowerment and attainment of core skills - communication (listening and speaking), teamwork, leadership and critical thinking.
Glencraft is a social enterprise for crafts people with a variety of abilities and disabilities producing high quality beds and mattresses with handcrafting skills passed down since 1843. All profits are re-invested in the business to continue to provide “dignity through work” for disadvantaged, disabled and visually impaired employees who make up over 80% of Glencrafts workforce.
Greenstream Flooring CIC saves carpet tiles from landfill. Through a process of being hand sorted by volunteers and work placements, the tiles are then sold at low prices to low income families. Greenstream Flooring is a social enterprise, and community and environmental benefit is in the heart of the organisation.
Oomph! transform the day-to-day health and quality of older people in care through fun, interactive group exercise classes that improve mobility, social interaction and mental stimulation. Oomph! classes are co-designed with older adults but based on proprietary expert methodology and endorsed by leading exercise bodies and professionals.
Social Bite are a sandwich shop selling high quality lunches to the office worker lunch market. Currently, one third of the Social Bite workforce are made up from people with backgrounds of homelessness. Social bite feed around 30 homeless people per day through the 'suspended' initiative and all profits are donated to a variety of good causes.
Stickyboard connects people to their local communities. Developer of The UK's Village Noticeboard, covering over 1.67 million postcodes, 10.2 million localities and over 100,000 points of interest, Stickyboard provides socially driven web development in a market worth over £18.7bn a year.
TheGivingMachine provides an online sales and marketing channel that converts marketing costs into free donations for community organisations all over the UK, chosen by customers. Enabling “Giving” to be a behaviour choice, not a financial one enables companies to combine social responsibility, customer engagement and commerce, customers to be empowered to make a difference via behaviour change, and beneficiaries to access a new and free recurring income stream.
Timewise are leading the growth of the quality part time and flexible job market in the UK. Through part time and flexible recruitment Timewise enable businesses to make efficiency gains, improve the diversity of their workforce and increase their recruitment talent pool – and in so doing, Timewise enable jobseekers to find the flexibility they need to fit work around their family lives.
Westway Development Trust provide high impact sport, education and health services and affordable trading space for local people, businesses and charities living and working in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to improve the quality of life of the community originally divided by the Westway motorway.