Looking for a life-changing opportunity?
We are working hard to achieve our goal of complete community wood recycling coverage of the UK and are looking for potential social entrepreneurs to set up and run enterprises in various towns and cities across the country. The main target locations for our next round of expansion are:
London, Liverpool, Plymouth, and Bournemouth*.
We have a great track record of working with organisations and individuals from all walks of life and can provide much of the information, advice and support needed to help you develop a viable community wood recycling enterprise. We can work with you every step of the way, even after the business is up and running. So if you (or someone you know) share our goals of contributing to a more sustainable, socially just society and want the exhilaration and sense of satisfaction that comes from working for yourself and running a small business (and don’t need to earn a small fortune), then this could well be what you’re looking for.
*If you are in another location you can still give us a call as we may be able to help you set up, so long as you are not too close to one of our existing enterprises. Unfortunately our model won’t give you a viable business in very rural areas.
What skills do I need?
Setting up and running any business takes courage and commitment and oodles of hard work. It involves long hours, lots of stress and – certainly in the case of community wood recycling – the financial rewards can be pretty low. So whilst having experience of running a business is very useful, the most important qualities we look for in anyone considering becoming a community wood recycling entrepreneur are commitment to our social and environmental aims, along with stamina, adaptability and a good dose of can-do attitude. We have a model that has been operating successfully in multiple locations for many years, so we know it works, you just have to follow the model and put in the graft.
Community wood recycling operates like a franchise so entrepreneurs receive training and lots of technical and business advice. The prospects for success are good, but building a sustainable business is tough, so it is important that the business model – it’s challenges and limitations – are properly understood before embarking on the journey with us.
Have a good look at this section and please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information or advice.