On 9 May 2015 Brand Recovery CIC (Community Interest Company), a social enterprise providing education, training and employment to vulnerable groups in Derby was officially constituted by Companies House.
The newly formed company builds upon work undertaken over the previous 9 months to deliver accredited training and education programmes in:
- Fashion & Textiles
The initial project was targeted around individuals who had previously experienced drug and alcohol misuse problems, however, the demand and potential for the scheme will see Brand Recovery CIC expand it’s operations into further vulnerable groups in Derby supporting to reduce local inequalities.
The course content selected for training opportunities is accredited by Job Centre Plus and also draws upon regional strategies to develop the UK textile industry.
Tracy Martin, Director said “the Brand Recovery social enterprise is the result of many months hard work transforming concept to reality. In the current economic climate vulnerable groups require bold and innovative schemes to pioneer in areas where support from historical funders such as local authorities are few and far between as the result of austerity measures.”
“We have already seen and evidenced the impact that training and education courses can have on an individual’s social functioning and to re-engerise their desire to obtain sustainable employment. “
James Sutherland, Director adds, “we have demonstrated over the past 12 months that initiatives like Brand Recovery can have a real lasting impact on supporting individuals to make a real demonstrable difference to their lives and wellbeing. We are delighted to have a fully incorporated social enterprise as our vehicle to build upon the excellent innovative work undertaken to date”
The new fledgling Social Enterprise has significant potential to support a reduction in inequalities to vulnerable groups in Derby. Equally our further challenge is to access funding and supported income over the coming weeks and months to sustain this initiative long term. Over the coming weeks and months watch this space for further updates.