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Grace Enterprises

Started by Grace Church in 2017, Grace Enterprises is in the business of changing lives!

The Grace Enterprises Family

Grace Enterprises aims to grow a network of sustainable, commercially competitive and socially responsible businesses that help reduce long-term unemployment and poverty in Nottingham.

 

Our purpose is to create supportive, paid jobs for people who face significant barriers to work. Our teams include ex-offenders, ex-homeless, ex-addicts, people who have suffered domestic abuse and who have struggled with mental health.

 

Our first business is a Social Enterprise cleaning company called Radiant Cleaners. It has won national recognition for helping over 50 people into employment and paying them the real Living Wage.

"In my life I've been abused, suffered domestic violence and been isolated. I had no qualifications and thought 'what's the point of life?' Now I've got a job my life is a lot better, I'm not isolated, I have the chance to get out and meet different people. It makes me feel a lot better. I feel like someone again. My confidence is a lot better, I'm more positive, I've got more hope."

Sarah, a long serving Radiant Cleaners employee and positive role-model for new-starters 

Radiant Cleaners

The first of the Grace Enterprises family of businesses.

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Meet The Trustees

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PHIL COLLINGE

Phil has a lifetime of experience in logistics and company management. He is the chair of trustees and is also a founding member of Grace Church.

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SELINA LIEW

Selina has worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau for many years. She brings a depth of knowledge, experience and strategic insight to our employee support.

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LOYIN UMOREN

As head of operations at the Nottingham Business School, Loyin brings a wealth of practical and logistical experience. She helps to refine our systems as we keep growing and reaching new areas of business. 

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GRAHAM BOWPITT

Dr Graham Bowpitt is a part time lecturer in Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. He has a particular interest in helping the homeless, and is also a trustee of a Nottingham homelessness charity.

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JEREMY DYKES

Working for Rolls Royce in change   and project management, Jeremy has a wide range of experience. His focus is in helping to evaluate new opportunities and developing potential business plans.

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DUNCAN MILLER

Duncan is a trained architect, a trustee for a sailing charity and is widely involved in the Navigators and Reach Church in Nottingham. He is a great connector and helps us to develop Radiant Cleaners & evaluate new business ideas.

Meet The Staff Team

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MATT PARFITT

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Founder of Grace Enterprises, Matt gave up his career to follow the call of being a ‘Godly employer'. He  has a vision for employing people in Nottingham through sustainable, compassionate businesses.

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ANNIE HALEY

    With the skills and experience of running a company prior to having children,  Annie is now in charge of marketing, websites, systems, business development... and so much more!

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    SAM PARFITT

      Sam co-ordinates our  employee support. A former GP with a heart for people, she helps us place new employees in the right roles and support them once they’re working.

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      ROGER DOXAT-PRATT

        With a degree in music and 5 years’ experience organising large international events, Roger brings a varied skill set to the team. He loves processes and systems, but also has a passion for people.

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        CRISTINA SOPER

          Cristina has been with Grace Enterprises since the very beginning. Having previously worked for Radiant Cleaners she is now in charge of the office, and deals with all things administrative and  financial.

           
           

          How Grace Enterprises Works

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          Opportunity

          We create jobs for people who face major barriers to work including homelessness, ex-offenders, ex-addicts and people with physical and mental health difficulties.

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          Business

          We create jobs in sustainable and growing businesses that provide high quality services and pay everyone at least the real Living Wage.

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          Support

          A GE job is more than just a job. We offer holistic support through regular reviews, signposting and optional mentoring & coaching for all employees. 

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          Change

          As well as seeing people thrive we measure our impact. We have statistics to show how lives are changed & social value and impact are created.

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          Influence

          It works, so people notice!  As a pioneering organisation we play an active role in helping to change systemic issues in Nottingham & beyond. 

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          Partnership

          We believe we will make a more significant and sustainable impact in society by working with individuals and organisations with similar values. 

           

          Support Us

          "It's been fantastic. I never thought I'd get a job... this has given me purpose in my life, and I feel much better in myself, in terms of mental health. I feel uplifted."

          Karen, aged 58, Radiant Cleaners employee

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          Pray

          Grace Enterprises only works because God is at the centre. We believe in the power of prayer and are encouraged to know that people hold us, our team and those we support in their prayers.

          Subscribe to our newsletter to receive quarterly prayer updates.

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          Mentor

          One hour, one coffee, once a month

          If you could support one of our team members with a monthly mentoring session please email our employee support coordinator Sam.

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          Donate

          Join our determined group of monthly givers on a mission to change lives in Nottingham.

          If you are able to support us in this way please click donate to see our giving options.

           

          Contact Us

          E: office@graceenterprises.co.uk

          T: 0115 698 0224

          1 Castle Boulevard

          Nottingham

          NG7 1FT

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          Grace Enterprises Nottingham Ltd is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 12579103

          and registered as a Charity number 1189538

          1 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 1FT

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