£170k boost for print social enterprise
Client Name: Coventry Building Society
Case Study Type: Equipment Donation
Social Value Generated: £170,000
WE DO. Print, part of the Commercial Foundation social enterprise, is extending its scope of operations following an equipment donation from Coventry Building Society that equates to £170,000 in social value.
An upgrade at the Coventry’s Fulfilment Centre rendered a Watkiss booklet maker redundant. It has now been installed at We Do. Print’s Gloucestershire premises where it will be put to immediate use. Every £1 spent with or donated to the organisation generates the equivalent of £4.86 in social value.
We Do. Print was established by business services specialist Commercial Group in 2015. It works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them develop the skills and resilience to become work-ready. It is a viable business which also enables corporate customers to enhance their social credentials.
Commercial Foundations’ Director Natalie Wadley says the new equipment will deliver multiple benefits:
“The Watkiss booklet maker takes We Do. Print’s offering to a new level, enabling the business to offer a wider range of finishing services to clients,” she explains. “It also unlocks an additional potential skillset for the young people we’re working with. We Do. Print has ambitious growth plans this year, so the donation couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re overwhelmed at the Coventry’s generosity.”
Coventry Building Society has a longstanding relationship with Commercial Group and has been an avid supporter of Commercial Foundations since it was established.
Dean Ashby, Scanning and Fulfilment Centre Manager at Coventry Building Society, commented:
“We’re delighted to have the Commercial Group as one of our key suppliers. It’s been great to see We Do. Print grow over the last few years – they do exceptional work in the local community, which I’ve had the pleasure of seeing first-hand. The donation of the Watkiss machine shows what can be achieved when companies work together to deliver value and support to the community. We’re very proud of our partnership with We Do. Print, and hope to continue to develop our relationship with them in the future.”