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StepUp Shoeshine CIC
StepUp Shoeshine CIC is a Glasgow-based Community Interest Company. Through bringing a professional shoeshine service to business executives, it aims to offer ethical training, jobs and a stronger future to people who have been out of work.
Here’s the thinking behind the name:
StepUp: The core objectives are summarised by “stepping up to the plate” and having a vision, energy and courage to address the disempowerment of people who are out of work, enabling jobless people to “step up” into the world of employment. In doing so, they walk alongside team members to improve their overall health, wellbeing and ability to change the course of their lives- step by step upwards. In the physical sense, clients are stepping up to engage with the service and there is of course the connection of stepping and footwear.
Shoeshine: It “does what it says on the tin” and is the way in which a much-needed, professional service can fulfil our Community Interest Company’s core objectives.
CIC: It is registered with Companies House and the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies. All profits are re-invested into the business to further its aims, an asset lock adds further protection, we have no shareholders and in common with many charities, it operates with a constitution and is accountable to a Board.
StepUp Shoeshine CIC is a Glasgow-based social enterprise. By bringing the shine back to shoes in and around Glasgow, it aims to provide supported, meaningful employment for people who have been out of work.
Can you help? Around £15k of public support is needed to offer a “wages guarantee” to shoe valeters in these early days while it grows our client base enough to become self-sustaining.
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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210