A Community Interest Company delivering measurable business results



About Us


Goodwill is an excellent example of the sort of social enterprise the Government wants to see involved in transforming services, in this case working with offenders to reduce re-offending and the homeless and disadvantaged to reduce social exclusion

Simon Denny
Social Enterprise Development Director – University of Northampton

Launched in
2000
as a Community Interest Company
FT1000 Rank
1000th
Fastest Growing European Companies
Each year we support
0
people with access to skills, training and job opportunities
We run
0
Back to Work programmes each year
Launched in
2000
as a Community Interest Company
FT1000 Rank
1000th
Fastest Growing European Companies
Each year we support
0
people with access to skills, training and employment opportunities
We run
0
Back to Work programmes each year
Launched in
2000
as a Community Interest Company
FT1000 Rank
1000th
Fastest Growing European Companies
Each year we support
0
people with access to skills, training and employment opportunities
We run
0
Back to Work programmes each year

Origins



Founded in 2008, our goal as a Community Interest Company is to help the local community through the creation of various projects and schemes designed to improve social welfare. In 2011 the University of Northampton became a key partner to our business and together we deliver a unique business model that is not only a highly profitable business but also benefits the local community.

Unlike other social enterprises we do not rely on grants and handouts. We fund our work through our business; utilising the revenue stream from our commercial activities to fund our social welfare goals.


Rapid Growth

In the three years between 2012 and 2015 we’ve grown by 134% – and we plan to keep on growing.

Business Growth & Assistance

From UK retailers to EU manufacturers, we can support the growth of your business via our extensive network.

Community Welfare

We invest our commercial revenues into social impact projects. Achieve your social responsibility goals at no extra cost.

Our Team


Comprising an experienced and highly qualified management team, we use our expertise to deliver exceptional logistical solutions.

  • Graham Tomkins, Founder and Group CEO

    As a hugely successful entrepreneur with multiple business interests and commercial experience, Graham lends his high degree of financial understanding and prudence to Goodwill.
    View Graham's LinkedIn profile.

  • Steve Morgan, Managing Director

    Steve has a long track record of driving service levels, quality, profit and operational excellence; developing and project managing a variety of large-scale logistics operations.
    View Steve's LinkedIn profile

  • Anthony Knaggs, Managing Director – Learning Academy

    Tony has spent over 15 years managing various European support programmes to UK employers and has extensive experience in Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Government Funding.
    View Tony's LinkedIn profile.

  • Damian Pickard, Deputy Director of Finance - University of Northampton

    Damian is a professionally qualified Accountant, and Treasurer currently working as Deputy Finance Director of the University of Northampton. He has a wide range of experience, undertaking Board level leadership roles and managing professional teams, along with large practical and technical programmes in both the private and public sectors.
    View Damien's LinkedIn profile


  • Phil Anderson, Chair

    Supporting the development of an award-winning logistics and distribution business that delivers enormous social benefits. Phil is a Board Advisor, Coach and Mentor and Owner and founder of Northern Powerhouse Marketing, with expertise in Business strategy, sales and marketing including digital expertise, disruptive players, start-ups and SME’s as well as Plc’s and private equity (MBI/MBO). Phil’s career includes executive roles with the likes Ford Motor Company, Gillette, Sensodyne, Thorntons, Littlewoods, Damart, PJH Distribution and Logistics where he successfully completed a P/E MBI and ultimate trade sale.
    View Phil's LinkedIn profile.

  • Les Flanagan, Non-Executive Director

    Les Flanagan is a highly experienced business leader having spent over 45 years working in the UK third party logistics industry. During this time he has successfully lead large scale logistics businesses for a number of large UK 3pls. Prior to starting his own logistics consultancy business in 2011 Les held Managing Director roles with Tibbett & Britten Group for 10 years and Wincanton PLC for almost 7 years. In both these roles he was responsible for the UK/I Retail divisions and shared user warehousing operations. View Les's LinkedIn profile

  • Dr Mairi Watson, Strategy and Social Development Director

    Dr Mairi Watson has been Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Northampton since 1 August 2016. Working at the University since 2012, she held posts as Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Head of Postgraduate and Corporate Programmes and Deputy Dean in the former Northampton Business School. Prior to this she was Head of Corporate Programmes in the Business School at De Montfort University and a Principal Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. She is a Non-Executive Director at Goodwill Solutions, a Community Interest Company, and the UK’s leading logistics social enterprise. Mairi is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and an academic member of the CIPD. View Mairi's LinkedIn profile.

A truly social enterprise