4D Enterprises CIC is a new social enterprise company, and the latest customer for pioneering systems supplier Halo.
4D Enterprises CIC was set up by three former Remploy Building Products managers, and will continue to manufacture quality windows and doors, using Halo’s esteemed System10 profile, to provide sustainable employment, training and apprenticeships for disabled, disadvantaged, disaffected and disconnected groups from the borough of Oldham.
Commercial Director Steve Bottomley explains: “As a Community Interest Company (CIC), 4D Enterprises intends to become a key social enterprise in the Oldham community, where the profits the company generates are used to benefit employees, the local community and a host of other worthy local causes. In order for us to achieve this, we need to be manufacturing first-class PVC-U products, therefore Halo’s System10 was an obvious choice for us, due to its exceptional thermal performance and low U-values.”
Initially employing 21 people, the company envisages that at least 50% of those will have a disability, health condition or learning difficulties, Steve continues: “As the majority of our staff will be ex-employees of Remploy, they hold the relevant skills and experience to ensure we hit the ground running from day one.”
The company has secured a loan from social enterprises lender, Key Fund, and hopes to use some of its funding towards developing an employability programme that can offer a range of work experience/placement activities that will lead to apprenticeships to support and tackle the issues of youth unemployment in the Oldham borough.
The VEKA UK Group’s Sales & Marketing Director, Colin Torley commented: “We are happy to support 4D Enterprises, and the values that it stands for. As a part of The VEKA UK Group, Halo is a firm supporter of local social enterprises and charities that offer a greater good for their surrounding communities.”