A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE
A1 - Title in original language
Trojan Mailing Ltd
A2 - Title in English
Trojan Mailing Ltd
A3 - Location of GP (national)
A4 - Location of GP (regional)
A5 - Economic field of activity
J Information and communication
A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To create or conserve employment
To improve social cohesion/inclusion
To provide educational opportunities
A7 - Spatial scale
A8a - Start date
Registered as company limited by guarantee in Oct 12, started trading in Dec 11. Took over from the charity Sector Mailing which closed down in 2008. Many of Sector Mailing's beneficiaries transferred over to Trojan Mailing.
A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)
A9 - Short description of the GP
Trojan Mailing offer work based training for people who have mental health issues or learning disabilities. They do this through commercial work that funds the training for their trainees and the social enterprise as a whole. They provide a digital print and mail fulfilment service that is capable of competing in a modern marketplace whilst still fulfilling a valuable social purpose.
A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Work inclusion / employment
Training / mentoring
A11 - Objectives of the GP Goals are
to create a stable and secure environment for beneficiaries; to prove that social enterprise can be successful despite no external funding; to provide an enterprising commercial business with a social purpose.
A12 - Activities that have taken place
Work based training and provision of post room and facilities department. Beneficiaries (otherwise known as 'trainees') are trained on the job and gain experience of meeting deadlines and providing high quality work.
A13 - Achievements of the GP
Craig Brown, one of Trojan's directors has completed the Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs (HSSE) course. Trojan Mailing is now recognised as a valued training provider giving bespoke skill that are easily transferrable. They have also demonstrated their success in providing a trading company as well as a social purpose.
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