The Sewing Rooms are on a social mission to bring about change through trade. Providing workshops and sewing and manufacturing
services to private and corporate clients, they reinvest the money they make into the communities around Skelmersdale.
Having secured contracts with large businesses,The Sewing Rooms wanted to continue this expansion even further. New premises, equipment and additional staff would help develop the commercial manufacturing arm of the business. The blended finance offered by First Ark Social Investment would enable them to take that next step, ensuring sustainability and increasing income to deliver more skills and employment training to local people through their own Sew Fab Academy. was needed from First Ark Social Investment for equipment, marketing and working capital to grow the manufacturing arm of the business.
“We’ve had challenges on our funding journey but the support we’ve received from First Ark Social Investment has been brilliant – investment has really given us the tools to grow and make an even bigger impact in our communities!
– Paula Gamester, Co-Founder and Director of The Sewing Rooms