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Mini enterprises

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Enterprise groups are part of The Grange’s innovative Skills For Life department. They offer a opportunity to learn valuable work-related skills in a safe and friendly environment.  Our current businesses are listed below but more are planned for the future.

Mug Enterprise

It all started with a cat! Our Creative Arts department set up a mug making mini business with the aim of printing mugs for  companies, clubs and organisations. But it soon became apparent that customers liked the designs created by people we support. Jack's striking red cat mug was a best seller and the designs just keep on coming. We even made one bearing the coat of arms of our patron. HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

We've now bought two more mug presses to keep up with demand. Visit our online shop to see our full mug range. 

Scones and cakes to go 

This busy little enterprise gives people hands-on experience - from taking orders, to baking and handling money. The Catering Team take orders for scones, cakes and specially-iced celebration cakes  (anything from a drum to a Minion). They are famous locally for their scones served at our weekly cream tea room, 'Simply Scones'. They supply local community groups and bake bespoke cakes to order.

'Cooking with a purpose is much more fun,' explains Catering Tutor, Maria Weston. 'We also offer Monday and Thursday lunches for staff and people we support to buy.'  To order scones and cakes contact enterprisehub@grangecentre.org.uk or Tel. 01372 452 608

Grange Creations Fudge Enterprise

Grange Creations is a mini fudge making enterprise. The team makes and sells fantastic fudge and all the profits go back into the business.

Team members are involved at every stage – researching new flavours, testing different packaging and pricing and stocktaking. The group sells at stalls and markets throughour online shop. 

Embroidery Enterprise

With its increasing popularity, The Grange have expanded using our Embroidery machines by creating it as a separate Enterprise for the people we support to be fully involved in!

We use computerised embroidery machines to make beautiful special occasion cards and personalised items - from towels to baby items to bags… it’s also here where we fulfil our online embroidery orders! We enjoy taking commissions from local companies to embroider their logo onto a wide range of workwear. We have taken logo commissions from companies such as Surrey Excavations, Surrey Hills, and the Rotary Club! Its popularity continues to grow!

To make a personalisation enquiry, please either contact our Enterprise Team at enterprisehub@grangecentre.org.uk

New! Digital Enterprise

Our newly launched Digital Enterprise session has been created to support our ever expanding enterprises across the Grange and teach the people we support how to edit drawings and designs for products. Using Adobe Photoshop, our talented digital team learn to edit drawings and designs for new Grange items. They also produce packaging and labels for our products, digitise designs for our embroidery enterprise, and come up with items to produce. The result is an ever evolving product range for The Grange!

A strong foundation for our brand, digital enterprise not only teaches people we support how to use specialised Adobe software, but also highlights the collaborative nature of enterprise across the grange by providing this highly needed support for all our departments.

To learn more, please contact our Enterprise Tutors.

The Grange Shop@No.5

The Grange Shop @No.5 is the Hub of our enterprises across The Grange and is a highly creative place! It’s a space where the people we support co-ordinate customer orders and commissions, and present our charity to the public. We run a range of different enterprises; from mug printing to upcycling, candle making and gift wrapping, item production and design work. Designs which are used on our greetings cards, mugs, water bottles and much, much more!

Shop@No5 is where the people we support also learn about retail skills to engage with the wider community – developing creative window displays and answering the phones, ordering stock to develop their customer service skills, and fulfilling customer orders online. We even take on company commissions: we can print your image/logo on our range of mugs, water bottles, tote bags, notebooks and tea towels!

Why not pop into the shop and take a look? Most of what we sell online is available to view. Come and learn more about what we do! To make an enquiry, please contact the Shop@No5 Team by email at EnterpriseHub@grangecentre.org.uk or by telephone at 01372 454750

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