Where we come from
We started out as practitioners – social entrepreneurs wanting to do some good in the world. Our work is fueled by a strong creative streak, which began in the creative sector, delivering live music events, pop-up galleries, community projects and social enterprises. At the same time, we were founded on the back of a strong social sciences discipline – social research, urban design and regeneration, and socio-economics. That three-way mix of creativity, a strong theoretical social sciences underpinning, and a socially entrepreneurial streak, combine to make us unique.
We’re a purpose driven company and a certified B-Corp (see below). We are also an accredited Living Wage employer. We want to make a positive difference in the world through what we do and we think creativity and good ideas can do that if given the right support and encouragement.
Since 2004 we’ve been forging great ideas that change the world for the better by turning good ideas into reality, helping to sustain them, and learning what works and what doesn’t so that even better ideas can be developed in future.
We're a certified B Corporation
We believe that business should be a force for good and we are a certifed B Corporation – the third in Wales and the first in our home city of Swansea.
B Corp is to business what fair-trade is to coffee. A B Corporation balances profit and purpose and meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, and transparency, and also legally enshrines these requirements into its governing documents.
To become a B Corporation you have to meet a rigorous set of independently verified criteria – the B Impact Assessment, which is administered by the non-profit B Lab.
As a B Corporation we are part of a growing global community of businesses that want to balance profit and purpose and we encourage all businesses to do the same.
You can find out more about the B Corp movement by clicking here.