We don’t just sell schoolwear!

Over the past few years we have welcomed young people and adults on work experience and work placement opportunities.  We have seen many of these come to us with additional needs that require more intensive support thatn we could give.  So we wanted to create a setting which could provide on site supoort whilst giving valuable hands on work experience and qualifications!

We had already started a uniform recycling scheme and so we decided to bring these two projects together and after several months work we created Really Good Enterprise CIC which was incorporated in June 2022.

RGE is a Social Enterprise that is creating an Enterprise Hub and a warehouse providing business support services to support SME’s, Social Enterprises and Charities including our own Smart Futures Uniform Re-cycling scheme!

We started life as Smart Futures CIC (a school uniform recycling project)  but during the pandemic the companies house registration expired.  We also ran out of space to take in the mountains of donations we were getting! We had partnered with My Life Legacy, a charity providing life opportunities for adults with learning disabilities the chance to learn some skills.  However, we quickly outgrew that space too although we fully intend to carry on processing garments at their training centre too as this has provided valuable work experience for their trainees!

So, we had a rethink and decided to go full steam ahead with a new project that could maximise opportunities for wider groups of people.  We decided to call this Really Good Enterprise CIC. Smart Futures will continue as a project that we administer.

We see this as an exciting opportunity to also create a training hub for those facing barriers to employment and long-term careers.

We intend to provide work based accredited learning and experience opportunities in key growth areas, supported by a range of life skills and employability training all within one setting – our warehouse Hub called ‘Be Reet.’

Our Trainees would leave us with real work experience, qualifications and the skills to achieve along though recognised employment pathways developed in partnership with local employers.

The SME’s and Enterprises we support will not only benefit from low-cost warehousing, (including storage, pick/pack and distribution) but from tailored business support from our business centre such as Finance and Admin, Website and Marketing and Business Development.

 

To find out more or to get involved email us at info@reallygoodenterprise.org

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