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Hope Enterprises – a vibrant local social enterprise doing good things in West Northamptonshire

Hope Enterprises: using business to improve society and the lives of individuals in need

Hope Enterprises Community Interest Company or CiC, offers training and work opportunities in a range of small businesses, to people affected by homelessness, drugs, alcohol, poverty, mental health and other disadvantage.

We work within Northamptonshire in the UK. We are part of the Hope group alongside our parent Charity, the Northampton Hope Centre Charity, which has been providing help to people in acute need since 1974.

We have been re-accredited for a further 3 years from Dec 2019 by the Social Enterprise Quality Mark

What we do

We run a range of businesses to provide opportunity for our clients and to raise funds, all profits from which are re-invested into the company or the parent charity. These include:

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Latest News

June 2022

We say goodbye this week to our CEO, Robin Burgess, after six years and we welcome our new CEO Alex Copeland. Read Robin's final blog on our sister charity site here

We are recruiting: are you an experienced marketeer, who wants to promote HE products and services? Check out our new role here

Read the new blog from our gardening project
Read the new blog from our tool repair project

Our catering service for events, parties and meetings of all types remains fully open.
Ring them on 01604289111 for bookings!

Our twitter communications about social enterprise have moved over to our Hope Centre account at @NptonHopecentre. Please follow us there

We urgently need volunteers across Hope's social enterprises, especially in the garden. Contact us by emailing volunteering@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

Have you heard about work co-ordinated by Hope to promote good food in West Northants as a Sustainable Food Place? Read more here

Are you involved in growing veg for local community use? Read about West Northants Community Growers here

We are key members of the local Food poverty network: see their website here: 
Food Aid Alliance West Northants.
They publish a directory of all food aid in the county, by project, available here Or organised by day/time here

Keeping in touch:

The best way to keep in touch with Hope Enterprises is through social media. Hope Enterprises has its own twitter page (@EnterprisesHope) and shares a Facebook page with the Northampton Hope Centre as well as joint accounts on Instagram, Linked In, You tube

You can watch a film about our parent charity and some of Hope Enterprises work here

Our Philosophy

Read about our vision of social enterprise and the pathway from Hope Centre into Hope Enterprises. We believe a social enterprise should not just be about profit, but should:

  • Benefit individuals who work within it to offer them training, opportunities and support
  • Benefit the wider community, especially people in need, by producing something valuable or socially useful
  • Be produced in such a way that benefits society (including the environment

Read our recent social impact statement here

Read the most recent report of the combined charity and social enteprise here

Research/Literature about Hope Enterprise's work and social enterprise generally

Funding: We are funded by a mixture of sales, contracts, grants, donations and training income. If you want to donate directly to support Hope Enterprises, or want to invest in Hope Enterprises, please contact us. You can donate to our parent charity, Hope, here

For information about Hope's handling of data, read here

For our most recent accounts, click here

Hope Enterprises' Patron: Adam Gray, Chef: website