E3PL enjoys 689% increase in performance
Enham Trust’s Social Enterprise enjoys 689% increase in performance
Leading disability charity Enham Trust’s onsite Social Enterprise, Enham Third Party Logistics (E3PL) reports a 689% increase in performance since 2016; predicted to make a positive contribution to the charity of an incredible £300,000 by the end of this financial year.
E3PL, based on the charity’s Home Estate in Enham Alamein, near Andover, has been providing businesses with professional and bespoke third party logistics services for over 13 years; offering a full range of storage and fulfilment services.
This local Social Enterprise is currently seeing record highs in both staff performance and growth of contracted work - employing a total of 25 staff, 86% of whom have physical or learning disabilities.
Mike Batchelor, E3PL’s Operations Manager comments of the success:
I’m really proud of the staff here at E3PL. The business was in a very difficult position this time last year, but with encouragement and careful monitoring & planning, and with the support of our Trustee, Clare Scheckter, we’ve exceeded any and all expectations.
E3PL’s ongoing contracts include big brands such as Fortnum & Mason, and Prestige Touch; their contract with F&M increasing by 43% in the last 6 months, as this household brand expands its own offerings.
One of three Social Enterprises under the Enham Trust brand, whose profits go back into supporting the charity’s work, E3PL works closely with the Trust’s Employment & Skills division – the Work Programme – to support disabled people and those furthest away from the job market to gain the skills and experience they need to secure sustained employment.
For Clive, who has learning disabilities and joined E3PL 18 months ago, working for the Social Enterprise has been an invaluable experience:
I used to travel up to work from Southampton by taxi every day for 9 months. I joined E3PL on Enham Trust’s Work Programme and loved it, so I applied to live in a flat in the village – that way, I could be closer to work.
I enjoy working here because it gets me out of the house every day, and I get on with my work mates. I’ve made some really good friends, and I’ve even joined the Enham Social Club!
I’m definitely happier than I was before – I’m no longer stressed or lonely, and I prefer it here than when I was in Southampton.
Enham Trust currently supports 8,500 disabled people across the country in the cornerstone areas of their lives; providing housing, care, and employment & skills to ensure their clients live as independently as possible.
For more information about Enham3PL, please visit: http://www.enham3pl.enhamtrust.org.uk/
For more information about Enham Trust, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk
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