Our social enterprise hub the Fire Station in London houses a complementary group of inspired organisations working collaboratively to advance social and environmental change.
Beyond Food works with people who have been at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness to motivate and inspire them to gain meaningful employment. They achieve this through four programmes: Freshlife, Get Stuck In, the United Kitchen Apprenticeship and the Front of House traineeship, Out Front. Their holistic approach not only provides training opportunities but also long-term support, advice and guidance so that each participant can move on to sustainable employment equipped with the right skills, ability, confidence and attitude.
Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), the UK's national body for social enterprise, was located on the third floor of the Fire Station from 2011 to 2021. SEUK, undertake research, develop information and tools, share knowledge and build networks and raise awareness to create a business environment where social enterprises can thrive.
PwC are founding sponsors of SEUK working alongside them to build capacity in the sector and to help social enterprises demonstrate the value they contribute to the UK economy.
The second floor of the Fire Station houses the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), a charity offering action learning programmes and courses to help individuals start, sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects.
PwC has a long-standing partnership with SSE, we’ve shared our expertise and resources to enable them to broaden their reach in the UK and beyond. We also partner with SSE on the PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club mentoring and coaching programme.
Regional Manager - Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing, PwC United Kingdom