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ASDA Social Enterprise – Supplier Development Academy
6th – 9th June 2017

Open for Applications!

Do you know of any ambitious social enterprises or charities producing a product that could sell in a supermarket like Asda?  If you do then they might be interested in applying for the Asda Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy – which is now open for applications on

Participants will:

  • Learn what it takes to supply a large retailer like Asda
  • Pitch their product to Asda buyers
  • Receive tailored investment and business support package
  • Receive up to 2 fully funded places to attend

To apply online visit or email tel 0131 558 7706


Thanks to everyone who attended the event at HMP Grampian.  We hope that you enjoyed it and were able to identify  opportunities to work with SPS.

Here is Rozanne McCurroch’s email address.  She and her team are very keen to develop relationships between Social Enterprises and SPS, so please get in contact with her directly.

McCurrach Rozanne

We will shortly be sending out a very short questionnaire to get feedback about the event.


John Lewis Foundation

The John Lewis Foundation was established in 2008, with the primary aim of’ supporting the communities’ where John Lewis’ suppliers operate throughout the world.

Since then, it has supported many projects, from a school for girls in India in the region where many of our handmade rugs come from, to supporting cotton farmers in growing more sustainable cotton for John Lewis products and helping to train young people in the necessary skills to see a revival of the textiles industry within the UK.

Although, in the past, the Foundation focused most of its support in overseas projects, in 2016, the Trustees decided the time was right to review this position and agreed to create a new fund specifically for use in supporting disadvantaged communities in the UK.  We have involved Partners from across the business in deciding how best to spend this money and so far, not only have we received requests directly from good causes and charities, but also through our Partners.

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