Colebridge Enterprises is a light assembly social enterprise, set-up by registered charity, The Colebridge Trust.
We provide work-based social inclusion, training and vital work experience activities. The majority of this is carried our at our industrial unit in North Solihull, close to the National Exhibition Centre, close to Junction 6 of the M42.
Around half our workforce has a learning disability or difficulty. However, we have an inclusive workforce that also includes lone parent, over 50’s and people with long-term health conditions; groups often marginalised from employment opportunities.
Our work with young people is largely centred around those with additional needs and we work with specialist schools and colleges.
“The services provided are outstanding. Goods are always of excellent quality and delivered on time as required, the facilities are clean, tidy and organised.” MD, Autins Group.
We provide businesses with an outsourcing service on component assembly, finishing, tabbing, tagging, labelling and packing. In doing this we provide paid supported employment, including for previously long-term unemployed people. Our operation is ISO 9001-2015 certified, in recognition of the assurance requirements of many of our customers.
Our work is charged and delivered upon a commercial basis. As with any other industrial unit operation, we have overheads which include utilities, equipment, maintenance, health & safety, audits, management , accountancy, rent, rates and labour. Our intervention work, including mentoring and health & wellbeing is part grant-funded from independent grant-making trusts.
Colebridge Enterprises Ltd is a company limited by shares (Company no 8506031), the shares being fully owned by The Colebridge Trust, a community and enterprise development trust that is committed to addressing social, economic and environmental deprivation and improving the life chances of local people – Solihull and surrounding areas.
To see what our whole organisation does, visit The Colebridge Trust website.