Donatable founders receive support of Cllr Tom Dunlop as they launches new Cheshire social enterprise
New social enterprise launched for Cheshire businesses to have a positive impact on their communities. Co-founders Debbie Owen, Gareth & Rachel Williams with Mayor of Crewe, Cllr Tom Dunlop.

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Cheshire businesses on board with new social enterprise as community spirit celebrated

More than 20 Cheshire based businesses have signed up to a brand new social enterprise which was officially launched last week. Donatable has been set to help businesses to engage with their local communities and leave a lasting positive impact.

Set up with the needs of local businesses in mind, Donatable seeks to offer a packaged programme of promotional marketing support services whilst at the same time reinvesting its profits back into the local communities those businesses serve.

Donatable was officially launched on Friday 17th September at Crewe Market Hall and the occasion was marked by the Mayor of Crewe, Clltr Tom Dunlop, with the attendance of local charities and community groups who will benefit from member donations.

Co-founder Gareth Williams comments: “Our purpose is to ensure that our members’ businesses grow through a positive social impact. We offer businesses an easy, affordable way to ‘give back’ to the local community - enabling them to grow and glow.”

Membership is based on an annual fee starting at £350 and businesses benefit from a range of services including marketing and social media support to enhance and grow their brands.

One of the first business owners to sign up to the Donatable programme was Peter Ewan of video production company Heelheadover Productions in Nantwich. He comments: “I wanted to become a founder member of Donatable because I love the mix of giving back to my local community whilst at the same time receiving the benefits of a comprehensive package of business benefits. In particular the package of external marketing will save me both time and money.”   Cllr Tom Dunlop commented: “I was delighted to officially launch Donatable and show my support for its vision for businesses of all sizes in Crewe - connecting them with local community causes and charities and showcasing the good work that they are all doing. “Donatable has been set up to support our local businesses and encourage a thriving active community. Founder and local poet Gareth Williams describes this as helping our local businesses to ‘glow and grow’ with their support.”

Another local Donatable founder member is David Savage from Emery & Savage mobile phone solutions based on Crewe Hall Enterprise Park. David comments: “I wanted to get involved because I like the idea of giving back. I think every business should do it and if you have the ability to give back to your local community even better. Working with Donatable means they do all the leg work, the hard work. They find the right people and the right place to reinvest my membership money. I understand that there are a lot of business benefits that go along with this but for me it was just about giving back.” Gareth concludes: “The time is right for Cheshire based businesses to take an active role in their local communities. What Donatable does is recruit local businesses to support local needs - together creating a positive social impact.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Sara Wheater .

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