We started out in 2005 as part of the homelessness charity The Connection at St Martin’s, in London’s Trafalgar Square. We employed people who had been homeless in the past, giving them a place in our crew and helping them develop purpose, confidence and independence. Social enterprises were fairly new at the time. But we thought: if we can do great work for great clients and support those people who need it – why wouldn’t we?
Five years later we became a Community Interest Company, or CIC: an organisation that aims to use its profits for good. Since then, we’ve grown twelve-fold.
In the last 14 years we have employed 248 people with a history of homelessness to complete 136,017 hours of work.