As a Community Interest Company, the Yellow Jigsaw team are always keen to shine the spotlight on success stories that prove you can achieve commercial aims while having a ‘purpose before profit’ model.
That’s why we visited Home, the Community Café creating a stir in Didsbury by turning the mainstream café culture on its head.
Coffee shops are part of the fabric of our society now, with coffee shops replacing pubs as the preferred space for social gatherings, and Starbucks, Costa and Café Nero filling our high streets.
With such barista behemoths dominating the market, how has an independent social enterprise gained a loyal following and put itself on the café culture map?
We spoke to Home’s founder and creative director Hannah Heasley to compile the top tips for social enterprises hoping to take on the big businesses: