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Scope in partnership with UnLtd has launched Thrive.

An innovative programme helping ambitious social ventures provide employment solutions for disabled people, and others facing barriers getting into and staying in work.

Here’s some more information about the businesses involved in the programme.

Inyoni Bay

Paul Phillips

A digital studio creating animations and explainer videos, which aims to providing sustainable, future-proof employment opportunities by training and employing young autistic people.

Inyoni bay website


Emily Banks  

A programme helping young autistic adults develop team building and problem solving skills using therapy with Lego.

3D changemakers 

Natalie and Luke Wadley

3D changemakers is a cutting-edge 3D design and printing business looking to support those with hidden impairments into employment.

3D changemakers website

The Neurodiversity Network 

Michelle Beckett

Supporting neuro-diverse people to gain sustainable long-term employment. Working with employers to ensure that their workplaces and practices are inclusive.


Simon Rundle

A microbrewery that will offer a variety of roles and skills building for people with learning difficulties in Devon.

The Beautifully Made Foundation

Anita Brett

Job coaching and employment for people with complex needs. They design, create and sell a range of boutique bags, clothing and giftware.


Elsa Ellies and Miles Dunphy

A sustainable, ethical fashion range called OneByMe, with little to zero wastage. OneLab supports people with learning difficulties to develop self-worth and aspirations.

Equality Regulation Authority 

Sammy Kornhauser

Ensuring the Equality Act delivers tangible results around employment, by improving employer confidence and awareness, and providing in-work support.

Gary Leeder

Gary has secured an acre of land where he will run his own social enterprise offering training and mentoring, socialisation and a place to engage in meaningful work.

Promise in Store

Sue Prisk

Providing training and paid employment opportunities through Promise in Store, which stocks products exclusively designed, created, crafted, produced and packaged by disabled people. 

Promise in store website

Deaf Business Academy

Dionne Thomas 

Making business training accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired people who are self-employed, so that they have access to the same support as non-disabled people.

Level Up

Guy Baumann

A digital agency supporting young people with autism to move into training or employment by improving their social interactions and increasing skills and experience.


Michael Cruddas

A buildings maintenance company which will train and employ people with neurological and mental health conditions.

Bear Hugs

Faye Savory

Selling ‘a hug in a box’ and offering flexible and appropriate employment to people with long-term health conditions.

The Wood Pile

Karen Stubbings

Training, volunteering and employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged groups through a community interest company that reuses and up-cycles waste wood.

The Wood Pile website

Diversity & Ability 

Atif Choudhury

Supporting disabled people through university and into work. Selling training and consultancy to ensure workplaces and learning environments are truly inclusive.

Diversity and Ability website


Jane Hatton

An accessible jobs board helping disabled candidates to find work with inclusive employers and a best practice support portal for employers.

Evenbreak website

Cracked it 

Josh Babarinde

A smartphone repair service staffed by young ex-offenders and youth at risk, supporting them to transition into work and the wider economy.

Cracked it website

Earth Doctors Ltd

Gail Lawler, Jayne Griffin-Stanton and Andy Haddon

Developing sustainable food initiatives in communities at a scale which has social and environmental impact.

Earth Doctors website

Exceptional Individuals

Matthew Boyd, Tim Lange, Katie Smith and Nat Hawley

Trains inclusive employers and matches individuals who are Autistic, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic or have ADHD with those employers.

Exceptional individuals website

Fat Macy’s

Meg Doherty and Nathalie Moukarzel

A catering company committed to providing opportunities in catering and hospitality to unemployed, homeless Londoners.

Fat Macy's website

Innovating Minds CC

Dr Asha Patel

Providing accessible psychological support, developing employability, problem solving, interpersonal skills and self-awareness for young people at risk of becoming disengaged from the labour market.

Innovating Minds website


Jacob Hill and Nigel Stabler

Supporting businesses to recruit and mentor people with criminal convictions and offer job seekers training and support to find employment.

Offploy website

Pathway CTM

Chris McNamara

A peer to peer mentoring programme. Insight days and a student portal support young people. While working with employers to find and attract the best school leavers for their needs.

Pathway website

Radiant Cleaners 

Matt Parfitt

A socially responsible cleaning company which aims to reduce long-term unemployment and poverty in Nottingham.

Radiant Cleaners website

Redemption Roasters

Max Dubiel and Ted Rosner 

A speciality coffee roasting and barista academy at HM Young Offenders Institute Aylesbury.

Redemption Roasters website


Sam Everard and Wayne Ingram

Personalised mentoring to help people overcome barriers to work, developing confidence and learning new skills to re-enter the workplace or start their own business.

Samee website

Spiral Skills

Emma Allen, Ben Kahn and Joel Balkwill

Provides careers education for young people who face a diverse range of societal educational and social barriers to employment.

Spiral Skills website

Team Springboard

Kirstie Kelly

A horticultural social enterprise supporting young people who face barriers to employment.

Team Springboard website

The Grace Network 

Will Mansell

Conceiving, launching and growing social businesses which give newly trained staff the opportunity to take owners hip and develop the business as directors.

The Hub

Clive Tuck and Steve Kibby

Social enterprises that offer work and skills training to autistic people or those with learning difficulties.

The hub website

The Lab Project

Dr Chloe Whitehead and James Beale

Supporting people with mental health conditions, long term unemployment and poverty through therapy-based work, combined with art and theatre activities.

Transform Lives Company

Tracy Fishwick and Lauren Bailey-Rhodes

Supporting those furthest from the labour market to gain work experience through volunteering, developing employability skills and building employer networks.

Transform Lives website

Turning Tide Ventures

Camillus Hamill, Sabby Hamill and James Charles

A professional valeting centre dedicated to the employment and empowerment of autistic people.

Tea Room at the Old Bakery

Steven Smith

Providing professional qualifications in catering and paid employment to adults with learning difficulties.

Tea Room website


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