Whitehouse Enterprises

Whitehouse Enterprises is part of Realise Futures. Realise Futures was established in November 2012 and is a social enterprise operating across much of the East of England. The company employs around 340 people, of which approximately 30% are disabled or disadvantaged. We pursue a business strategy based on a diversified model that combines two funded services: adult learning, and supported employment alongside six social businesses (offering paid jobs).Together these component parts provide a holistic approach that enables individuals who are often furthest from the labour market to develop their potential. Our aim is to trade ethically and compete with the private sector on quality of products.
 
Our social mission is to improve and promote the economic and social wellbeing of people in our communities by creating opportunities in learning and work whilst actively contributing to the economies of the communities in which we operate. As a Community Interest Company (CIC), we exist for a social and environmental purpose and reinvest profits back into the business.
 
We have most expertise in helping those who are long-term unemployed, disabled and/or disadvantaged, parents/carers, ex-service personnel and ex-offenders. Success, for us, is measured by the positive impact on the lives of those we support and progress, as well as the profit we generate.
 
In summary, we deliver employment support, life-skills coaching, learning and skills development and run a number of successful social businesses. We manage four cafes and operate a wholefood shop, provide gardening services, grow seasonal produce and plants and sell vegetable boxes, make 100% recycled plastic outdoor furniture, and offer fulfilment services.

Address
Lovetofts Drive
Ipswich
SFK
IP1 5NZ
Contact Details
Contact person: 
Melanie Hercus
Phone: 
01473 242500
Fax: 
01473 242502
Company Information
Business listings regions: 
Trading area: 
UK
Accreditations: 
ISO9001:2000
Turnover: 
£500,000
Number of employees: 
69