Business and Enterprise Partners

Many local businesses, associations and local community organisations are working with Flower Pod and are essential to the sustainability of our Social Enterprise.

There are many ways to get involved, for example:

  • become a supplier partner to Flower Pod
  • buy flowers and other products from us
  • volunteer as a team or individually
  • collaborate with us on a commercial or charitable project
  • follow and promote each other via Social Media

Many thanks to the organisations listed below who are presently working with Flower Pod to help improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Many thanks to Burleys, based in Southwell, who have always supported Flower Pod by promoting our flowers, confetti and Christmas wreaths.

Many thanks to everyone at Children’s House for supporting Flower Pod. We love the little ones coming to visit and really appreciate the promotion you provide for our flowers.

The team at Coop have volunteered at Flower Pod and provide fantastic support by letting us use the store entrance to sell flowers and confetti. They have also selected Reach Learning Disability for their chosen Local Charity.

Supporting Flower Pod through corporate volunteering teams of up to 60 people – one of our most regular group of volunteers – thank you!

Exciting collaboration in 2017 with Southwell’s biggest annual festival as Flower Pod decorated the West Gate of Southwell Mister to help launch the annual Decorate a Gate to Southwell competition and then made wonderful flower headbands for the festival visitors.

Thanks Jason for the ongoing supply of wood chippings and for being there whenever we need you!

John Lewis provided funding to support the development of our confetti products in 2015 and in 2017 invited us to set up a market stall in the Nottingham store as a part of a My John Lewis evening. John Lewis volunteers attend Flower Pod as part of their Give & Gain program.

Support Flower Pod with funding via bag packs and their Spark Something Good volunteering program which provided a beautiful new garden area around our wooden “armadomolo”!

Support Flower Pod by providing corporate volunteering teams to help manage the larger tasks around the garden site.

From being our landlord to providing student and staff volunteers, NTU work closely with Flower Pod on a range of initiatives including horticulture and commercial projects linked to undergraduate courses, visionary programmes, such as building an amphitheatre at Flower Pod and collaborating in fairs and site tours

The Old Theatre Deli provide Flower Pod with space for our market stall at the front of their café and help sell flowers and wreaths through The Larder delicatessen. Thanks to all involved!

We are so pleased to be working with Beryl Pettitt who has joined Flower Pod as a volunteer to help with some of our marketing activities. Since establishing Ridgeway Marketing in 2006, Beryl has mentored, advised and trained several hundred businesses to improve their marketing – from brewers to cafes, accountants to consultants.

Southwell Golf Club has selected Flower Pod and Reach Learning Disability as its charity for 2018. We are really excited about the collaboration which builds on the great support we have already received from Southwell Racecourse. People with learning disabilities will be able to get involved in various ways through attending Flower Pod. The Captains Day in June will be a major fund-raising event and there will be the opportunity to donate throughout the season, such as the “par 3 in-the-water collection box”, a raffle for a dedicated parking place and various clubhouse collection boxes.

Reach and Flower Pod are one of the Southwell Racecourse chosen charities. We supply flowers, hanging baskets and they lay on events in support of the charity, such as a night of racing and dancing which helped us raise over £700 and provide an enjoyable evening for a large group of adults with learning disabilities.

Many thanks to Tithe Green Burial Ground for their customer referrals for the supply of sympathy arrangements and decorative flowers freshly cut from The Flower Pod Garden. Please visit their new website for more information.

Support Flower Pod with providing corporate volunteering teams to help get those big jobs done whilst having lots of fun!

Kate provides an event design and management service and volunteers her services to support Flower Pod with our own events such as decorating the West Gate of The Minster in 2017.

If your business would like to explore getting involved with Flower Pod then please contact us.