FRC Group: Furniture Resource Centre
Liverpool is a city of nearly half a million people. Throughout the 1980s it lost a substantial amount of its manufacturing base leading to high levels of unemployment and poverty. The housing stock also suffered serious decline in this period and there was a concurrent rise in levels of crime, drugs and ill health.
- Bulky Bob’s – collecting and recycling bulky household waste (furniture and white goods) under contract to local authorities. Since 2000, Bulky Bob’s has made more than 400,000 collections and saved 290,000 items from going to landfill sites.
- Revive – selling ‘pre-loved’ furniture and white goods in a high quality retail environment, marketed to low-income households - more than 20,000 low-income customers since 2000.
- Cat’s Pyjamas – a joint venture with Urban Strategy Associates, providing consultancy and learning opportunities around social enterprise
- FRC Solutions – consultancy and dissemination of learning and experience
FRC Group | Unit 12 - 14 Atlantic Way | Brunswick Business Park | Liverpool L3 4BE