WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
For Colbe Consulting being a Social Enterprise fits in perfectly with the aims and goals of the business. It was set up to increase opportunities given to young and vulnerable people. The ethics of being a Social Enterprise also fit in well with Colbe’s founder Colin Anderson. As a member of Social Enterprise UK, Colbe Consulting have promised to donate at least 50% of their profits to be re-invested into causes they work towards.
Currently as a Social Enterprise, Colbe are working with ISG and Novus to create a mentoring relationship between a female prisoner who wishes to get into construction on release, and a very reputable company, ISG. Training and guiding the mentor so that a relationship can build over time and when the prisoner is ready for release there is a prospect of helping her get into the industry she wishes to work in and improving her future life prospects. As well as providing the industry mentor with a great and rewarding experience. All time and work donated by Colbe had been without charge and as part of the social enterprise commitments.
Disability Confident Committed Employer
As a new business, becoming a Disability Confident Committed employer was an obvious step for Colbe.
The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.
Through Disability Confident, thousands of employers are:
challenging attitudes towards disability
increasing understanding of disability
removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations
Details can be found on the government website HERE.