Join Login

solstice nurseriesA social firm is a business which exists to create employment opportunities for those disadvantaged in the labour market, and support them to engage in real and meaningful work. The aims of Solstice are to create a supportive working environment for people, within a strong team working ethos, which aids their recovery and assists those who wish to move on to other employment opportunities.

Solstice runs two main business activities. It undertakes estate maintenance services on contract to Grampian Housing Association in Aberdeen, with whom it is in partnership. In 2003/04, Solstice initiated a five year business plan to set up a horticultural nursery, aiming to become self-financing through its trading activity. Solstice is therefore still in the start up phase for this business activity, having secured investment from a range of sources.

Download Report


Social Value UK Virtual Members Exchange 2021 Happening Now!
The Social Value UK Members Exchange (#SVUKMemEX) is an annual conference for members of the UK social value community to come together and share…
OECD Stakeholder Engagement Survey
Stakeholder engagement is VITAL in the social value world! SVUK are partners in an OECD-sponsored, European Union-funded global peer learning effort to…
Announcing John Edwards as a Level One Associate Practitioner
Social Value UK are proud to announce John Edwards, Social Value Consultant at Costain, has achieved Level One Associate Practitioner status. The purpose…