A Community Interest Company delivering measurable business results
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
Social Enterprise Development Director – University of Northampton
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.
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.
We invest our commercial revenues into social impact projects. Achieve your social responsibility goals at no extra cost.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.