Colmore Tang recently placed an order for 80 recycled wood planters from the Jericho Foundation, worth £30,000. They have been installed at Kettleworks, the deluxe Jewellery Quarter development of 292 one- and two-bedroom apartments that Colmore Tang is delivering for Seven Capital. It has also enlisted the charity’s support with waste wood and cardboard collections.
The wood recycling social enterprise is one of eight businesses that the Jericho Foundation operates in Birmingham, a Christian charity that supports local people who experience personal or occupational barriers to employment, giving them the skills and experience needed to gain employment.
Colmore Tang consolidated its support for Jericho, following a fundraiser it held for the charity earlier this summer, when it raised £2,570 at its first annual conference at Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham.
Steve Underwood, COO of Colmore Tang, said:
“We are extremely pleased in the way the partnership has developed in just two months. In that time we have not only raised vital funds that have been directed towards Jericho’s work supporting victims of modern slavery in the region, but we are now integrating them into our supply chain.
“It’s not always about just donating your profits but rather it’s about how you make them in the first place. Utilising Jericho’s wood recycling social enterprise demonstrates our commitment to bettering our community and we are able to not only showcase their products on our developments, but also support those who are in training whilst learning key skills.”
Jericho Wood Recycling
Jericho Wood Recycling is a Social Enterprise set up to reclaim, re-use and recycle wood to provide good quality reclaimed timber, wooden furniture and firewood for sale to the people of Birmingham and beyond at a great price. As one of the Jericho Foundation Social Enterprises, we do this whilst providing opportunities for apprenticeships, volunteering and training in the local community.
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