The United Kingdom-based Furniture Resource Group is a quintessential social enterprise and it is a group that operates two social businesses: Bulky Bob's and the Furniture Resource Centre. SocialBusiness.org has previously featured the poverty-eradicating furniture company that operates as an umbrella group.
Bulky Bob's has some of the same general missions and values as the Furniture Resource Group. In 2008, it won the National Training Award. It's essential that the employees are at the center of this social enterprise. It operates on a model that has become fairly common of late: to give positions and training to individuals who were preciously unemployed and may not have had the ability to get a job through other means.
Furniture Resource Group website
Furniture Resource Centre website
Bulky Bob's website