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.
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.
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
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.