Retail & Manufacturing


  • Brew Me Sunshine

    12 Victoria Street
    LA4 4AH

    Contact: Joseph Gardiner

    Tel: 01524 414846







    Brew Me Sunshine is a Café situated within the old Visitor Newspaper building in Morecambe. The Café space is shared with the Galloway’s sight loss services team and creates a warm friendly approachable atmosphere for people to access and learn about the sight loss support offered by the charity. The profits from the café are donated back to the charity.



    The café is developing and growing with a view to creating employment opportunities for people with visual impairment. Revenue generated by the café supports this work.

    This social enterprise also has available office space and can be contacted directly about this.




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  • Community Solutions North West

    Elmfield HallCommunity Solutions North West Logo
    Gatty Park
    BB5 4AA

     Deborah Clark

    Tel: 01254 460080





    Community Solutions is a North West based charity that aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation. We believe that every person matters and no person should ever feel alone or lonely.

    We support people who are going through life changes or crisis such as bereavement, loss of health, loss of jobs, poverty, mental health issues etc. We offer a range of befriending and mentoring services to help people live healthier, better lives including home visits, social groups, telephone and digital befriending, counselling, crisis support and more.


    We help people to live healthier, better lives. We believe that every person matters, and no person should ever feel alone or lonely.




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  • Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

    Gawthorpe Hall
    Burnley Road
    BB12 8UA

    Contact: Charlotte Steels

    Tel: 01282 773963






    Chaired by Lord Shuttleworth, we are an independent charity that uses its extensive, nationally significant collection of textiles and craft items to inspire and educate. Based at Gawthorpe Hall, we provide access to the collections via public exhibitions, study visits for students, researchers and specialist groups, as well as school visits, artist collaborations and commissions, workshops, demonstrations, talks and gallery tours. We deliver community outreach to support the wellbeing and skills development of local residents in Burnley through a textile studio within Valley Street Community Centre.



    We create a range of gifts and homewares utilising designs from the collection to support income generation for our charitable activities.




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  • Lets’ Grow Preston

    Contact: Annie Wynn






    About Us

    We are a network of community gardens and friends of open spaces covering the whole PR postcode. We provide bulk buying discounts and a monthly network meeting for the 34 members to attend and share their experiences and their ideas. We loan tools and equipment. We help communities to improve their environment. We provide training in horticulture so that communities and individuals can grow their own food and plants.

    We have 4 sites from where we promote physical and mental wellbeing through volunteering in horticulture. Following the principles of social therapy in horticulture, we build esteem and confidence.

    Our volunteers are diverse. The youngest is 14 and the older is 86. We have SEN groups and individuals, retired people and people who are seeking employment as well as people on long term sick or with disabilities preventing them from working.

    We create surplus by delivering training, facilitiating projects and selling plants.



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  • Shabby 2 Chic CIC

    shabbyUpcycle Workshop
    24 London Road
    FY3 8DL

    Contact: Sandra Johnson

    Tel: 01253 304950 



    About Us

    REDROSE 2011 Best Voluntary Project
    REDROSE RESOURCE Champion 2012
    Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2012 – Excellence in Training
    Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2012 – Young Social Entrepreneur

    Up cycling Furniture and Antique Restoration. Putting the life and soul back into unwanted furniture which were heading for our Landfills.

    Shabby 2 Chic workshops supports disadvantaged people in building their confidence and further their independence and skills.

    Our Training Accredited Craft Workshops enables our learners the fundamental basics of restoring and recreating a piece of furniture for their own use.  

    Teaching individuals how to save our environment by using environmental friendly paints and recycled materials!
    Encouraging innovative creative ideas that builds each individuals self esteem and confidence, and finally to succeed working within the community off their own merit.

    We are proud and honoured to work with our Community.


    Our new build workshop. Quality upcycling of heritage waste furniture. Creative hand painted and antique furniture restoration celebrating over 10 years as CIC. Continuous support to our community and Mental Well being!



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  • The Sewing Rooms

    Centaur House
    Units 1 – 6
    Gardiners Place
    Skelmersdale, Lancashire
    WN8 9SP

    Paula Gamester

    Tel: 01695 550 772





    About Us

    The Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private and corporate clients.



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