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This page highlights social enterprises which provide goods and/or services to National Highways, our supply chain and other Government departments.

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ABC Life Support CIC

ABC Life Support provides interactive and engaging Physical First Aid and Mental Health First Aid training across the UK.

We deliver both onsite and public courses to ensure as many as possible people as possible have access to this life saving training.

We deliver Emergency First Aid at Work,First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Defibrillator training as well as Mental Health First Aid (1 and 2 day).

We are passionate about giving your team the confidence to make a difference.

We work with businesses, charities, schools and councils to ensure their teams have the mandatory training required by the HSE.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to learn these life saving skills.

Head office location: Cambridgeshire

Regions served: East Midlands, East of England, London

Website: ABC Life Support

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Babbasa

Babbasa is an award-winning social enterprise, established in 2013. We support underrepresented young people in Bristol (aged 16-30) to achieve their aspirations in education, employment and enterprise.

We also support businesses with their social value and inclusion aims, providing EDI advisory support, EDI training, and support recruiting diverse young talent. Our EDI support and training is available nationwide.

Head office location: Bristol

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Babbasa

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Better Pathways

Better Pathways uniquely provides businesses with affordable and high-quality services while also supporting vulnerable individuals with mental health challenges, learning difficulties, and learning disabilities. Through our three social enterprises we support our service users to gain valuable skills and knowledge, overcome barriers, and achieve their employment goals.

Our social enterprises:

  • Better Packing: Delivering outsourced support to assemble and re-work products and to pack and label finished goods working across all sectors.
  • Better Signage: Providing high-quality internal and external signage solutions, helping companies make the right first impression.
  • Better Woodwork: Producing bespoke products, to order, made from donated wood.

Head office location: Digbeth, Birmingham

Regions served: West Midlands

Website: Better Pathways

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Brother Bear Films Limited

Brother Bear is a film production company with over 10 years experience covering a wide range of genres and productions. Including but not limited to short/long form documentary, case studies, building timelapse and coverage, B2B films, promotional and commercial projects.

Head office location: Sheffield

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Brother Bear Films

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Colebridge Enterprises Ltd

Colebridge Enterprises specialises in fostering work-based social inclusion through comprehensive training and essential work experience programmes. Our commitment to inclusivity goes beyond encompassing individuals from various backgrounds such as lone parents, those over 50, and individuals enduring health conditions. These are segments of society that often find themselves on the fringes of employment opportunities.

Notably, our employees with learning disabilities derive a profound sense of fulfilment from knowing they are making a valuable societal contribution while achieving increased financial independence. We are able to provide services around the light manufacturing and assembly industry and are ISO9001 Accredited.

Head office location: Birmingham

Regions served: West Midlands

Website: Colebridge Enterprises

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Drop the Mask Productions CIC

We are a Social Enterprise IT and Media company there works on the ethos of low/flat hierarchy, which gives the ability for increased inclusion and diversity. We produce, supply, and support many organisations and individuals with Hardware, software, IT support, cloud systems in regards of Google Workplace and MS365 environments. We setup, support and run hybrid meetings and training. We also produce short films, documentaries, animations, and information films.

Our ethos is to people first and look to employ, train and support those that find employment and training harder to find.

Head office location: Southampton - Hampshire

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Drop The Mask

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Hey Girls

At Hey Girls we are revolutionising periods as the only social enterprise that donates 100% of our profit to funding the fight to eradicate period poverty and lobby for period dignity across the UK.

In under 5 years, we have become the main provider of period products to the Scottish and Welsh government, delivered on huge corporate accounts and won tender contracts over big commercial names.

We are proud to be female-led and the only company to match our product sales exactly as donations – when you buy one, we donate one.

We distribute donations via our UK wide community partner network who work on the frontline to support vulnerable people.

As social enterprise of the year, we break records, boundaries, and bias when it comes to period equality to ensure everyone has access to sustainable products and inclusive education – for free!

Head office location: Musselborough

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Hey Girls

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In The Dark Productions Ltd

In The Dark Productions is a creative agency specialising in video and multimedia content for the infrastructure sector. Services include:

  • marketing and promotional films
  • drone services
  • live-streaming
  • photography
  • long-term time-lapse

From airports to high-speed rail, from tunnels under the Thames to nature reserves, we've captured the magic of our country's changing landscape and the built envioronment for over 20 years.

As an 'in-house' agency we're extremely competitive and oversee projects from the earliest stages of development through to final delivery.

Head office location: London

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: In The Dark Productions

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Inc Dot Com Limited

Founded in the 1970s, Inc Dot is a family-run print and design leader, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation. Our journey, rooted in quality and personalised service, has evolved to embrace ISO accredited and digital advancements while maintaining our familial touch. We specialize in custom solutions, ensuring every project reflects our commitment to excellence and client care.

Pioneering in sustainability, we use eco-friendly materials, showcasing our dedication to environmental responsibility and quality. At Inc Dot, relationships are paramount; we treat clients as family, ensuring trust, respect and tailored services. Experience the unique blend of tradition and innovation with us, where every project is a testament to our legacy and forward-thinking approach.

Head office location: York

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Inc Dot Com

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Inside Job Productions

Established in 2006, Inside Job Productions is an award-winning film production company and social enterprise. We produce films and animations for clients from the corporate, public and third sectors and reinvest our profits into projects that provide vocational training and employment to people who are marginalised in society often as a result of mental health.

Head office location: London

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Inside Job Productions

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Jericho Cleaning

Jericho Cleaning carries out a range of cleaning services for businesses, charities, voluntary organisations, churches and community groups.

We offer cost-effective contracts to suit client needs and our staff are experienced, trustworthy and professionally trained in appropriate technologies, procedures and health and safety.

Jericho Cleaning is part of the JERICHO family of social enterprises providing social impact with every project.

We can make it really easy for your organisation to calculate it’s CSR by providing you with a social value figure for each contract.

Head office location: Birmingham

Regions served: West Midlands

Website: Jericho

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Mediorite Ltd

Mediorite is an award winning film production social enterprise. We can create your video content - that might be a training video animation, a project update, documenting your social impact, client case studies or a recruitment film. With a network of professional broadcast standard producers, film makers and motion graphics specialists, we can choose the best team for your job supported by our young in-house talent.

We are passionate about making great films and creating paid work for the young diverse people that we train, many of whom were not in education or employment when we met them.

Head office location: London

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Mediorite

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NEMI Teas

A London-based tea company and a social enterprise that offers Organic tea blends in plastic-free teabags and as loose-tea whilst providing training and job opportunities to refugees living in Greater London.

Head office location: London

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: NEMI Teas

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Office Odyssey

Office Odyssey is a managed print service provider specialising in Epson Business print technology that cuts the energy and CO2 impact of printing by an average of 86%. We supply printers, plotters, scanners and copiers and we support products in every county of England for a range of corporate and construction clients. We operate as a social enterprise with a mission to increase opportunities for people diagnosed with Autism or with other barriers to work.

Head office location: Daventry, Northants

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Office Odyssey

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PATT Foundation

PATT is led by ex-service personnel and is dedicated to working in partnership with communities to encourage positive engagement with nature, conservation, and the development of new woodland habitats.

Changing the world one tree at a time. We work with communities to create woodlands and forests to help combat climate change for a better future. We have planted around the world to help areas fight back against deforestation, create wildlife habitat and build natural environments.

Via direct action of working with veterans together with the local community getting actively involved in planting as well as developing very effective partnerships with the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Head office location: Hull

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: PATT Foundation

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Pictures for the People

Pictures for the People is a social enterprise production company. Working with Jobcentre Plus and The Princes Trust, we provide training and work experience opportunities to unemployed and disadvantaged young people throughout our film productions.

We also provide filming services to a variety of clients, with trainees sourced from a Jobcentre (local to the client or the project). These trainees work with our professionals on our client videos and animations, gaining vital skills and experience.

Head office location: Barnet, London

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Pictures for the People

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Recycling Lives Services

Recycling Lives is a unique organisation, providing total waste management services throughout the UK. We can support on all typical waste streams deriving from National Highways areas.

Services include skip and roro hire, muckaway, waste testing/classification, welfare (such as portaloos), hazardous waste, emergency call-outs and same day site clearances.

Our commercial activities in national waste management, support and sustain our three social welfare programmes:

  • Rehabilitating offenders at our 11 HMP academies
  • Reducing homelessness at our in-house residential centre
  • Tackling food poverty through our food redistribution centres

All work awarded to Recycling Lives generates meaningful social impact throughout the country.

Head office location: Preston

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Recycling Lives

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The Skill Mill Limited

The Skill Mill is a multi-award-winning social enterprise which provides employment opportunities for young people aged between 16 and 18. We employ only ex-offenders, actively reducing reoffending while increasing engagement, participation, employability and educational levels of the young people to increase their life chances. The Skill Mill provides employment opportunities in water and land based management, helping to reduce flood risk and improve the local environment.

Head office location: Gateshead

Regions served: North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East of England, London, South West

Website: The Skill Mill

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Social Print and Copy CIC

Social Print and Copy CIC offers paper to digital transformation products and services. Services include Print fulfilment, provision of hardware and servicing for office copiers and printers, paper to digital document scanning, document solutions for digital change.

These products create the platform of change for our employment programmes, providing a real learning platform for our young people to deliver while learning daily and enhancing life skills that can offer hope and opportunity for a satisfying career. Our mentors work to upskill our trainees by delivering services we sell to external organisations, which become the foundation of our circular economy. 

Head office location: Edinburgh

Regions served: East Midlands, North East, North West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Website: Social Print & Copy

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St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance (SJA) is a volunteer-powered, charitable organisation dedicated to the teaching of first aid. As a leading provider of mental health, wellbeing, and first aid training in the UK, our workplace training spans all sectors, making us the largest first aid and health and safety trainer for commercial organisations, local authorities, and members of the public. SJA have around 200 training venues nationwide and is acknowledged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a standard setter for first aid best practice, relating to First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) courses.

Head office location: London

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: St John Ambulance

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Sunnyside Rural Trust

Sunnyside Rural Trust supports young people and adults with learning disabilities with training and employment at sites across Hertfordshire. We offer training & work experience for over 170 people in the local community. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to work and develop. The team spends valuable time working with individuals to find their strengths and support to develop self-confidence, independence and employment.

Tending where you live creates strong local community, a sense of belonging to the individual and a feel-good factor for everyone. Sunnyside has strong environmental credentials. Winner of the Queens Award for voluntary service, demonstrating the quality and sustainability of our charity.

Head office location: Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire 

Regions served: South East

Website: Sunnyside Rural Trust

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TRL

TRL is a non-profit distributing company that enables our experts to give independent advice without influence from shareholders.

We conduct leading edge research into infrastructure, vehicles and behaviour in support of our mission – to create clean and efficient transport that is safe, reliable and accessible for everyone.

We:

  • prevent serious injuries and fatalities from road incidents
  • make transport more accessible while preserving customer experience
  • support road authorities to make transport policies fit for the demands of all road users
  • reduce inefficiencies in operations and processes that delay goods and people transit
  • Help the UK decarbonise the transport sector by 2050

Head office location: Crowthorne, Berkshire

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: TRL

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Vision For All

Here at Vision For All we offer unique concept training and consultation products that cover topics such as personal and team development, confidence building, leadership and team role workshops, to name but a few.

Our consultation services include but are not limited to best practices, staff retention strategies and rewards systems, lean processes, efficiency savings and also productivity and output revision.

We start from 1/2 day workshops ranging to long-term placements depending on the needs and outcomes desired.

Head office location: Birmingham

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: Vision For All

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Weston College of Further and Higher Education

Weston College is regarded as one of the UK’s top Further Education colleges, providing education and vocational training to learners nationwide, as well as Higher Education courses through TEF Gold-rated University Centre Weston. The College offers over 50 different apprenticeships (Levels 2-7), pre-employment training, and prison education services.

The College is a Centre for Excellence in SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), and is committed to working collaboratively with industry, ensuring training reflects employer needs, in turn creating outstanding opportunities for learners. The College is Matrix-accredited for Information, Advice and Guidance, and is certified Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO27001.

Head office location: Weston-super-Mare

Regions served: South West

Website: Weston College 

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WildHearts Office Ltd

WildHearts Office is a world leading social enterprise, BCorp and Carbon Neutral Plus™ organisation. We are an office supplies & print supplier, using all our profits to deliver social and environmental projects. We offer over 100,000 products and our main categories are office supplies, stationery, print management, technology, and furniture – underpinned by industry leading infrastructure. 

We empower customers to create social value through their supply chain, by transforming essential procurement overheads into tangible social impact. Due to this success, WildHearts Office is now established as a ‘buy social’ market leader, supporting customers with sustainable procurement strategies to deliver social value outcomes.

Head office location: Glasgow

Regions served: England, Scotland and Wales

Website: WildHearts Office

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