A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE
A1 - Title in original language
A2 - Title in English
A3 - Location of GP (national)
A4 - Location of GP (regional)
A5 - Economic field of activity
N Administrative and support service activities
A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To create or conserve employment
To enable cross sectoral working
To improve social cohesion/inclusion
A7 - Spatial scale
A8a - Start date
A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)
A9 - Short description of the GP
Seen2help provides virtual outsourcing services to businesses, eg administration, reception, bookkeeping. All employees ('team members') come from the military community - eg family, service leavers, civilians within military towns, etc. By providing virtual service, this means that employment can continue even if employee moves, eg when military personnel are posted elsewhere.
A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Work inclusion / employment
A11 - Objectives of the GP
To provide sustainable employment to members of the military community. To provide cost effective, flexible support to businesses.
A12 - Activities that have taken place
As well as above services: Networking events (bringing together military and business communities). Currently setting up an Enterprise Centre in Aldershot which will offer office space and training opportunities (including a week long programme for both military and non-military looking to set up in business or looking for employment). This will be in partnership with Hampshire County Council and WSX Enterprise (another social enterprise).
A13 - Achievements of the GP
Employed first person in June 2012; now employ 18 staff. Awarded grant of £135k from Armed Forces Community Covenant. Sponsored triathlon event. Looking to build a 'Paralympic' team for the next triathlon event. Enabled one particular client to increase turnover by almost £300k in 8 months through use of seen2help's virtual services.
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