Enterprise case studies

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East of England Cooperative: Sourced Locally - a producer carrying a tray of walnut whips.

East of England Co-operative - Sourced Locally

The East of England Co-operative has built partnerships with 140 local suppliers, supporting the local economy, reducing food miles and achieving a £15 million turnover in 2014.

Updated: July 2015
Wates Group: Reshaping Tomorrow - a young female construction worker holding a poster about Wates' social enterprise brokerage programme

Wates Group - Reshaping Tomorrow

By buying services, skills and goods from social enterprises, Wates Group is supporting communities, and has spent a total of £5 million in the social enterprise sector since 2010.

Updated: July 2015
Castell Howell Foods: Regional Supply Chain Initiative - Winner, Network Rail Cymru Enterprise Growth Award 2015

Castell Howell Foods - Regional Supply Chain Initiative

The collaborative approach taken by Castell Howell Foods towards strengthening its supply chain and simultaneously developing and support local SMEs has ensured growth and resilience in an important sector of the Welsh economy.

Updated: June 2015
RCT Homes: The Regeneration of Penygraig High Street - Wales & West Utilities Building Stronger Communities Award 2015, Highly Commended

RCT Homes - The regeneration of Penygraig Town Centre

RCT Homes has successfully created a coalition of public, private and voluntary organisations to build a more resilient and viable local community, centred on the focal point of the high street.

Updated: June 2015
Deloitte LLP Social Innovation Pioneers programme

Deloitte LLP - Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers programme

Deloitte LLP is providing socially innovative businesses with a package of support to help them grow and become investment ready, while increasing employee engagement.

Updated: June 2015
The Finance Wales/Cyllid Cymru team

Finance Wales - JEREMIE Fund

Finance Wales’ JEREMIE Fund is a unique combination of EU Structural Funds and other investment which provides financial support to a wide range of Welsh SMEs to enable growth.

Updated: June 2014
Blakemore staff team

Blakemore Fine Foods - Heart Distribution Producer programme

Blakemore Fine Foods helps small food and drink producers grow by providing them with logistics, business and technical support. This has boosted sales and opened up new markets.

Updated: June 2014
Accelerator businesses in the Collective hub

Camden Town Unlimited - Collective project

Through the Collective project, Camden Town Unlimited (CTU) helps creative people set up their own businesses and supports regeneration in a deprived area, while building its reputation and attracting talented employees.

Updated: June 2014
Circle Housing tenant and small business owner

Circle Housing - Enabling enterprise

By supporting small enterprises, Circle Housing is creating work opportunities for residents, boosting local economies, strengthening its supply chain and engaging employees.

Updated: June 2014
Credit Suisse - Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative

Credit Suisse - Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative

Credit Suisse, through the Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative (MCBI), enable microfinance institutions to develop the people, products and processes which are needed to serve the financially excluded.

Updated: June 2014
A social enterprise supported by Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells - social enterprise practice supporting Big Venture Challenge

Law firm Hogan Lovells helped 30 social enterprises secure investment by providing free legal advice, while strengthening relationships within the firm and with its corporate clients.

Updated: June 2014
Mondelēz International Health for Life participants

Mondelēz International - Health for Life

Mondelēz International supports healthier lifestyles among primary schoolchildren in south Birmingham, generating media coverage which has reached two million people and engaging employees in volunteering opportunities.

Updated: June 2014
Nationwide Building Society - Nationwide: Living on your side

Nationwide Building Society - Nationwide: Living on your side

By acting responsibly, Nationwide helps its members achieve greater financial security, while growing both mortgages and savings, and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

Updated: June 2014
Brentford Football Club badge

Brentford Football Club re-accredited with CommunityMark 2014

Brentford FC’s community investment has strong senior leadership, and sound measurement systems in place which demonstrate clear positive impacts for both the business and the community.

Updated: June 2014
Capital One logo

Capital One achieve CommunityMark 2014

The integrated culture of community investment within Capital One is evident, with key social issues and activities strongly linked to its financial services and capability, and highly engaged employees.

Updated: June 2014




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