Harry Specters is an inclusive social enterprise which employs and empowers young autistic adults to create and package luxury artisan chocolates. The chocolatier increases confidence for these adults through work experience placements and providing paid employment at their chocolate production facility in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The gourmet chocolates have won numerous prestigious awards for their fine natural flavours.
The founders work closely with businesses and organisations to improve their corporate social responsibility agenda and wish to continue empowering and helping many more autistic people to achieve success.
Change Please is an award-winning coffee company with a difference; a social enterprise supporting people out of homelessness through Life Changing Coffee.
They provide training, employment and support with housing, finances and therapy to help people experiencing homelessness move forward. 100% of the profits of their award-winning coffee goes towards ending homelessness.
They believe that you should never have to compromise on quality to do something good; their coffee has won multiple awards, including Great Taste and the Product Excellence Awards.
ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities all of whom require varying levels of support. The artists work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into designer products for sale. All artwork derives from the skills each artist brings to the enterprise and every contribution holds real value.
Camphill Village Trust is a leading, long-established and progressive UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs. They support people in their home life, work, social and cultural activities through our 9 urban and rural communities in England.
All of our pottery and wooden products have been handcrafted at CVT and we always enjoy visiting to meet the talented residents and amazing staff.
Promise in Store is delighted to be working in partnership with Derwen College.
Derwen College in Oswestry, Shropshire, works with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, providing inspirational learning, development and care to enable the achievement of aspirations which transforms lives. The College has provided specialist education and care for people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities for over 90 years.
All of our printing, stationery, gift bags, jams and chutneys come from Derwen College and we are grateful to the staff for their support of Promise in Store. We look forward to developing many more products alongside the students.
The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury brand that makes products that are good and do good.
Based in East London, and with a traditional workshop in the Lake District, The Soap Co. creates bath and beauty products with sophisticated fragrances, minimalist design and a strong social and environmental ethos.
They are a social enterprise providing training and work opportunities for people who are visually impaired, have disabilities or are otherwise disadvantaged. Like Promise in Store all of their profits go back into their business so that they can provide training and work opportunities.
Studio 306 Collective is a not for profit Social Enterprise aimed to empower disadvantaged local individuals by offering a creative space for people recovering from mental illness.
Individuals are encouraged to rediscover forgotten skills or develop new ones in our four disciplines – Ceramics, Silver Jewellery, Screen Printing and Sewing whilst empowered to boost their confidence within a working environment.
We love working with Quinnell candles, a small family run business in the heart of Wales. Advocates for those with dyslexia their passion and platform is to support small businesses in employing their own local people and to encourage the production of handmade products and ensure these skills are not lost in the future. Working together to develop our lovely range of products they have also enabled us to help with the packaging of some of the products, which we hope to expand in the future
We are delighted to have been given an Award from UnLtd., the UK’s Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.
Their funding and tailored package of support and help is invaluable, enabling us to make social change in the community.