Our corporate partners Home-Start UK is proud to receive the support of companies from across the UK. Thank you to every company that is helping Home-Start to work with families, changing lives right across the country. Permira Foundation Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments, in companies with the objective of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. The Permira funds have made over 250 private equity investments in four key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Services, and Healthcare. Permira employs over 250 people in 14 offices across Europe, North America, and Asia. Dunelm Our partnership with Dunelm, the UK’s leading home furnishing retailers, has been a great success raising approximately £880,000.00 to date. Investec Wealth Management Investec Wealth Management sponsors the carol concerts in London and Northern Ireland to include the after-event celebrations. These annual events are now part of the Home-Start calendar and are anticipated eagerly by many supporters. Investec also fundraises to support our work across the year through their staff and clients which provides invaluable and much-appreciated income. Kiddi Caru nursery chain Kiddi Caru was founded in 1998 upon wholly ethical foundations to promote quality day nursery provision. They have developed state-of-the-art nurseries, each equipped with first-class facilities and supervised by dedicated staff totally committed to quality childcare. They have supported Home-Start for many years with many fundraising activities and hold summer and winter events every year encouraging parents and staff to support us. Kiddi Caru staff have become part of the Home-Start team in raising awareness and funds to support families and children. Kirstie’s Handmade Craft Festival Supporting Home-Start UK for the fifth year at The Green, Hampton Court Palace. This craft show is a wonderful event selling lots of handmade products and kits. It is the perfect arena for us to raise awareness of Home-Start and a great opportunity to sell our merchandise in the lead up to Christmas! Softwire Softwire is a London based IT Engineering Company who specialise in creating solutions for business both large and small. Their clients range from The Telegraph to London Transport and everything in between. The very supportive staff at Softwire have been raising funds for Home-Start UK for the last five years as well as helping other charities. The team at Softwire remain committed to the work of Home-Start and has provided pro-bono support through the development of an app to enhance the work of our volunteers as well as raising thousands of pounds in support of our vulnerable children and families. Travis Perkins Managed Services Travis Perkins Managed Services is part of the Travis Perkins Group. For over 14 years, they have been supplying building materials to both public and private sector organisations. They use their global supply chain to support their customers to increase productivity and create efficiencies in their repairs and maintenance operations. “We are passionate about upholding family values and making a difference in the communities we work in. Over the next year, we have some exciting fundraising events planned which will support Home-Start UK to continue helping families across the UK”. Gemma McRae, Regional Director of Travis Perkins Managed Services Travis Perkins Managed Services will be raising money for us through taking part in challenge events/staff fundraising Irwell Valley Housing Association Irwell Valley Housing Association is an innovative housing association, providing affordable homes and services across Greater Manchester to over 16,000 people in over 7,500 homes. They are a charitable, registered provider of social housing. They will be supporting Home-Start UK through Staff Fundraising and Challenge Events. Their Chief Executive, Sasha Deepwell, said; “We chose Home-Start as our charity of the year because it is a cause that rings close to our hearts. As a social housing provider, we see first-hand the positive impact Home-Start has on the lives of our customers who need a little extra help. We know that having the right support at the right time can make a massive difference for these families. We are delighted to have raised over £3,000 for Home-Start so far this year and hope that our on-going support will truly make a difference, particularly to families in the communities we serve." Stockings Direct Stockings Direct is a small family run business with heaps of passion and enthusiasm. They stock the finest brands from across the world, as well as brilliant British manufactures. Stockings Direct will be supporting Home-Start UK by donating a percentage from their proceeds of sale. Grizzli Bear Grizzli Bear is a London based company selling funky, handmade zip pouches and bags, designed to help parents overcome the sheer amount of stuff that seems to be involved with having children. Each product is designed and created by Jenny Baker. Grizzli Bear will be supporting Home-start UK by donating £1.00 from the sale of their products.