Haven Products Ltd

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With a fifty year track record of creating employment and training for disabled people and ed by Managing Director David Whyte, Haven Products works in the production processes sector, helping companies outsource work such as packaging and assembly. Current clients include The Edrington Group ,IBM, Morgan Stanley and The Highland Council. In a company where most staff are disabled every employee in this highly skilled and trained workforce seeks to exceed customer expectations.

Haven Products currently employs 138 people on three sites, Glasgow, Hillingoton and Inverness.
In 2006 Haven Products won SME of the Year in the Scottish Business in the Community Awards and in 2007 was presented with an Enterprising Solutions Award in London. The awards are designed to find the UK's most dynamic and innovative social enterprises and are co-ordinated by the Social Enterprise Coalition. A video of Haven shown at the awards can be accessed at www.enterprisingsolutions.org.

Haven Products is part of the Momentum Group which assists more than 2,200 people every year including those suffering from mental illnesses and brain injuries to achieve their goals, however, run as a business, not a charity, Haven offers a flexible, reliable service for businesses with products delivered to tight deadlines and exacting briefs.

Haven Products was originally established to support wounded soldiers returning to their communities after the Second World War. The company’s mission has always been to help those severely disadvantaged in the job market and operating as a well-run Social Firm helps the company achieve its ethical goals through being an efficient commercial entity.

Managing Director, David Whyte explains:
Greater recognition of Social Firms is needed within the business world. Many Social Firms are extremely well-run businesses and their customers get a high standard of service while simultaneously supporting quality employment for disadvantaged people. For us at Haven, operating as a viable and successful Social Firm enables us to increase the employment opportunities for disabled people in their local communities. Being one of the first businesses to be awarded the Star Social Firm quality standard shows that Haven meets demanding standards in both business practices and as an employer. We also hope it will help raise awareness of the sector. At Haven we plan to increase the employment opportunities for disabled people in their local communities. Our customer base is predominantly private sector and we would very much welcome the chance to develop partnerships with organisations in the public sector.”

The newly launched Star Social Firm logo signifies a first-rate business with high standards of employment for severely disadvantaged people. Customers have a real social impact when they buy from Star Social Firms. www.socialfirms.co.uk
For more information about Haven Products Ltd see:
www.momentumscotland.org/web/OurServices/HavenProducts or call 01475 637137.

Haven receiving Star Social Firm awardHaven receiving Star Social Firm award