Business Plans and Sustainability Planning   

Re-Employ Sustainability Plan

Fife | 2021

Re-employ is an excellent and effective social enterprise based in Fife. It runs a commercial enterprise to support adults with disabilities in securing real jobs through manufacture and fulfilment. When COVID-19 hit in March 2020 and the plant had to close, orders could not be fulfilled, and, for reasons not of its own making, Re-employ found itself in some financial difficulties. 

Community Enterprise was commissioned to undertake an organisation review and business analysis, including an assessment of market conditions and potential new routes for sustainability. 

With a new focus on procurement of branded workwear and a skilled Business Development Manager on board, the organisation was successful with some early contracts, which have grown over recent months. The enterprise is moving to self-sustainability and a period of growth. Investment from the Adapt and Thrive programme resulted in them securing an automatic embroidery machine, which is vital to this growth plan. 

Market conditions assessment completed

Moving towards self-sustainability and growth

Adapt and Thrive investment secured


"Community Enterprise staff are very knowledgeable, easy to work with and get to the route of what your organisations needs are. A professional, prompt service delivered at pace meeting my needs and helping my social enterprise move into the next stage of its journey. Future success wouldn't be possible without the support we received from Community Enterprise."