Our Social Businesses
FURNITURE RESOURCE CENTRE
We are one of the leading suppliers of contract standard furniture in the country, working with housing associations and local authorities across the UK for over 25 years.
We provide a full one-stop service for furniture, appliances, flooring and window coverings. We have the experience and expertise to meet all our clients’ needs, providing the highest quality products at the right price and always with the very best customer service.
At Furniture Resource Centre, we understand the needs of the housing sector and we are the top ranked furniture supplier on the Procurement for Housing framework, leading the way in furnishing homes throughout the UK.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer care and our fully trained drivers and installation teams always provide a professional and friendly service.
We care about our customers and we also care about the way we do business.
As an ISO9001 (2008) certified organisation, our quality management system covers all areas of our business, from services and equipment, to facilities, people and training.
Furniture Resource Centre is also the only furniture supplier to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, an accreditation received by demonstrating that we have real aims to create social and environmental change, and that at least 50% of our profits are either reinvested in our business or used to create social or environmental benefits – in the case of Furniture Resource Centre, 100% of our profits are used in these ways.
To find out more about Furniture Resource Centre, visit www.furnitureresourcecentre.co.uk or call the Sales Team on 0151 702 0570.
Bulky Bob’s has worked in partnership with Liverpool City Council to deliver the bulky household waste contract since 2000. We have delivered more innovative schemes to increase reuse and recycling rates, using waste in the best possible way to help those in need.
Bulky Bob’s 2014 recycling rate is 63% of everything we collect and a reuse rate of 13% within that. From January 2014 to December 2014, we helped 463 families in crisis by donating and delivering free furniture packs.
We also sell preloved furniture at low prices with further discounts for those receiving benefits, helping hundreds of families every year, using Liverpool’s bulky household waste to make a real difference to the lives of those most in need.
Bulky Bob’s and LCC have worked closely together to create an innovative scheme to reuse suitable items collected as part of the contract. We launched Fresh Start six years ago, formalising our relationship with over 200 referral agencies, from charities to the emergency services, offering crisis furniture packages to people in great need. We give them furniture vouchers to use to select items they urgently need from our store, Bulky Bob’s Furniture World. Offering an element of choice means a great deal to the people we help because it gives them some control.
Bulky Bob’s and LCC also work together to deliver ‘On the Road’ events across Liverpool. These neighbourhood events share information with local residents on recycling and reuse to raise awareness of the issue and to increase the levels of recycling and reuse.
We also hold two large Free for All events each year, organised with a range of other partners from social landlords to health providers. We give away furniture in deprived areas, with a range of support and advice on hand and free delivery.
The partnership between Bulky Bob’s and LCC brings together two vital strands of activity, excellent recycling and reuse rates, and using that reuse to help thousands of people in Liverpool. We help those in the greatest of need to get hold of vital furniture, and educating and informing people about the importance of recycling and reuse.
Bulky Bob’s also operates bulky household waste contracts with Oldham, Warrington and Halton councils. To find out more about Bulky Bob’s, please visit www.bulkybobs.co.uk