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Aspire is a community enterprise, limited by guarantee with charitable aims.
Our management team is made up of committed Christians who are passionate about seeing young people trained, equipped and encouraged to face the next step toward permanent employment and meaningful inclusion in society.
Aspire have three main areas of business: Window cleaning, painting and decorating and gardening.
We are happy to receive work from either residential or commercial customers, either on a contract basis (monthly, bi-monthly etc) or as a “one off” service.
Some of our regular customers include Second Step (painting and decorating) and The Salvation Army (gardening and window cleaning).

The young folk (trainees aged 18-25) spend 6 months with us and are trained in one of four areas (the three mentioned above and administration).
Six months may not seem like sufficient time, but we often see remarkable changes (confidence, self-discipline, an improved work ethic etc.) during this time.
The trainee’s wages are funded by Government and the team leaders, office staff salaries and overheads are paid by income generated from our customers.

Some of the young people have a background of drug and alcohol abuse and suffer from low self esteem which often (always?) accompanies this lifestyle.
Some of our team leaders themselves come from disadvantaged backgrounds, homelessness (rough sleeping), alcohol abuse and long term unemployment etc.
Our goals are therefore to sustain (and on occasion create) permanent employment, to train, equip and encourage young people, whilst providing a quality service at affordable prices.

 

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Aspire Community Enterprise Ltdsocial enterprise

Unit 20 Barton Hill Trading Estate Maze Street Bristol BS5 9TQ

Aspire Bristol is a company limited by guarantee with charitable aims
VAT no: GB 926 1265 31 Registered Company no 3612765