Making a difference
This is a really excellent example of social action at work. This company is providing major benefits for society as it is keeping people off benefits and generating income tax revenue
Michael Ellis MP
Putting Back Into The Community
Goodwill Solutions is a Community Interest Company and we work in a way that helps the local community. We work with disadvantaged people across Northamptonshire to help them back into work and to become a valuable member of our community. We are completely self-funded using profits from the business, not government handouts, to run our projects.
Offenders and ex-offenders
Experienced and highly qualified management team
giving our clients the best possible service
Those With Learning Difficulties
of top global manufacturers and UK based retailers
Revenue generating potential
Investing into community schemes
A programme for former drug and alcohol users – providing training for the logistics industry.
Back to Work Programme
Training ex-offenders, the homeless and disadvantaged youths for employment in the logistics sector, reducing re-offending and social exclusion.
Social Enterprise Hatchery
In partnership with the University of Northampton.
Giving personal and in depth accredited training.
Working with people graduating from the Logistics Academy to find them long term employment.
Hemmingwell Community and Skills Centre
Goodwill Solutions CIC adopted the centre in 2016 and manages the centre which brings education, training and social activities to the Rixon ward in Wellingborough.
Supporting Northampton Borough Council’s efforts to end sleeping rough in the town through the opening of a new Night Shelter.
I decided I wanted to do something different. I had no desire to build a personal financial empire; I’m modestly comfortable in life and I have no children to leave to whom I’d leave my fortune. The alternative I wanted to pursue and realise was to do something for the community.
I often drive through districts of Northampton that have unemployment, anti-social behaviour and crime problems. Driving through the districts and seeing these issues first hand inspired me to think about how I could help to solve them. That’s when I came up with the idea of creating a community interest company, and so I set up Goodwill Solutions.
Our mission is to help the local community by running projects, schemes and programmes developed to train ex-offenders, armed service personnel, former homeless and the long-term unemployed, for employment in the logistics sector.
I believe that the key to really resolve these issues is to help those effected get into work. Once the underlying issues are addressed and a framework for social change can be implemented, these elements can be reduced and ultimately removed from the community.
The simple fact is, unless we as a community can change the way we deal with disadvantaged people, then we will always have societal problems. Our company is trying to change that in Northampton.
Until Goodwill Solutions is able to get 100% of the people in our Back to Work training programmes achieve a complete return to employment then we’ll know there’s still a lot more left for us to do and strive towards.
“Why Goodwill Solutions?
The training and employment we provide significantly reduces rates of reoffending.”Mike Britton
We enjoy close relationships with the University of Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and Northamptonshire County Council.
Additionally, we work with a huge number of organisations in the UK and beyond, from national and global retailers and manufacturers, to local charity and welfare organisations, government and legislative authorities.