Nuts about doing business differently Liberation Foods, became a community interest company in 2007. Co-operatives of small-scale nut producers from around the developing world decided to get together to form a UK company through which to market their produce.
Community Interest Companies in action
The CICs represented here are telling their stories of the good work they do. They work in all sectors in the UK and are each very special in their own way.
ABC Life Support – First Aid Training in your community ABC Life Support was founded in March 2010 by Danielle Bridge who before taking time off to start a family was a First Aid Trainer for an independent training organisation.
Fair Do’s began as an independent business set up by Jan Tucker and moved to Canton, Cardiff in 1998.
Bike Tours for the Wounded aka BT4TW became a CIC in June 2014.
Wellfit Health and Wellbeing became a CIC in 2012 and celebrated its 4th anniversary in July. It was just like any other birthday, there was a cake, there was fizz, there was a speech and a toast.
Belfast Child CIC was born in March 2013 and founded by me. As I saw the need for a motivating 'off the street' programme for young people in Belfast.
The Bunker is a great example of a community interest company (CIC). We aim to tackle cultural barriers through interactive music projects.
Rhubarb Farm became a CIC in October 2009. It is a small social enterprise on the north Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border.
We had an idea to improve the lives of older people in our local area.
Social Enterprise UK became a CIC in 2013. We are the national body for social enterprise. We represent our members and help grow the social enterprise movement.