Joining the Rainbows Business Club is the perfect way to support a wonderful local cause. It’s a great start to meeting your CSR obligations especially when time is an issue and resources are being squeezed. By showing that the company is supporting financially it’s a great boost to encourage the staff to follow your lead and get involved.
Charity requests can often overwhelm a business large or small. By concentrating your charitable efforts on a single organisation, you can focus your support and maximise your budgets. For larger businesses, our low membership cost means you can support us alongside your other charity giving.
Build the team spirit and feel good about doing good! We will give you regular updates of things that are happening here at the hospice as well as local events and challenges being organised. If staff want to give something extra, there’s plenty to get involved in with organised events or office-based fundraising challenges.
We host informal and genuinely fun social events so you can meet interesting new contacts and interact with like-minded businesses. To name a few, we have had a fish and chip supper at Next headquarters, an AGA demonstration at Pochin’s and been thoroughly pampered at Champney Springs! Maybe our next event could be at your premises?
Setting up your membership is simple with Direct Debit or an annual invoice. It’s affordable for any business at just £30 per month or £360/year +VAT. That’s less than £1 a day! This regular income is so important to us, £1 a day from one company may not sound a lot but as a group of members it makes a huge difference in helping us to provide the care to those who need are support
Donate monthly for just £30 (+ VAT) and get all of these great benefits:
- Your company logo will be featured on the Business Club area of our website, with a link to your website Regular social events – giving the opportunity to meet other like-minded members and businesses.
- You can show your support by using our Rainbows Business Club logo on your website, emails and printed materials.
- The opportunity to feature in our regular e-newsletter.
- A membership certificate which you can showcase in your office.
Take a look below and see our current list of members, and some photos of events we’ve run recently.
Our current Business Club members include…
Guardsman Ltd have been supplying major industrial customers and utilities with safety equipment for over 35 years. They are one of the largest safety suppliers in the UK, with the purchasing power and expertise that ensures their customers enjoy real value and the widest choice of products available.
Next was launched in February 1982, with the first store opening with an exclusive coordinated collection of clothes, shoes and accessories for women. Collections for men, children and the home quickly followed and Next now operate through a network of nearly 600 stores across the UK. They are the nation’s leading retailer of clothing (by sales) and are based in Enderby, Leicestershire.
AvailableCar are a popular used car ‘supermarket’ who offer over 3,000 nearly new and used cars across three sites in Cannock, Castle Donnington and Sutton in Ashfield. In addition Available Car offer a host of other products including warranties and recovery packages, payment protection, Paint Protection and stereo upgrades.
Bosworth Aesthetics is a private clinic situated near Market Bosworth. It was established in 2006 by Annie and Jason Cowley who boast over 40 years experience in the beauty industry. They pride themselves on offering results driven treatments which combine modern technology and advanced cosmeceutical skincare.
Pochin was founded in 1861 and in 2013 was named Bathroom Retailer of the Year. They remain a family run business and have expanded their operations to include showrooms in Leicester, Loughborough and Oakham. Pochin offer over 150 years of friendly expertise in the builders hardware, plumbing and heating industries as well as their knowledgable team of bathroom designers.
Walker Catering Supplies
Based in Radford, Nottingham, Walker Catering Supplies have long been established as a leading supplier to the licensed and catering trades. From a box of glasses to a complete commercial kitchen design and installation service, Walker Catering Supplies provide a comprehensive service.
A well established diesel engine specialist based in Loughborough with an enviable range of products and loyal customer base of over 20,000 independent garages, workshops and fleet companies. They are one of just 32 authorised Bosch diesel centres in the UK who also offer a repair and remanufacture service for older diesel parts that may have been discontinued.
Began in 1984 with the acquisition of Portagas. Over 30 years their reputation for great service and quality products has grown and so has the size of their business, which now includes operations in Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. They continue to supply LPG gas, solar PV systems and Wind Turbines to a wide range of customers across Britain.
Established in 1992, Bee Health originally speciailised in bee-derived ingredients but are now a leading health food contract manufacturer in the UK. The still produce the original bee products that inspired the company name but have diversified into a number of other high profile health food brands.
Loughborough based Vertigo Interiors is a family run business who specialise in discovering and remaking vintage furniture to original specifications. It started with the “egg chair” and now comprises over 600 product lines of furniture originally created by designers such as Eames, Aarnio, Jacobsen and Saarinen.
Lumbers have been serving Leicester’s public since 1881 and are now a third generation owned family business. They are the only remaining family jeweller in Leicester and recently opened new premises on the high street which feature a traditional retail area, office space and a VIP section which features a champagne bar and piano. Their new store also offers luxury watch brands such as Chopard, Breitling and Tag Heuer.
Interactive Coding Equipment
ICE provides date, barcode and labelling solutions for products and packaging in the UK. Launched in 2001, they are now a well established company based in Nottinghamshire. They are committed to helping customers achieve optimum production uptime, through providing in-house services including custom bracket design and production, repairs, spares and consumables fulfillment and support from their team of trained technical experts.
Ikano Bank is a consumer finance bank established in 1995 by Ingvar Kamprad. It started with just one branch office in Älmhult, Sweden, but merged in 2009 with other entities within the IKANO Group. Originally part of Ikea, today the Ikano Group owns and develops competitive and profitable niche companies in the areas of finance, real estate, asset management, insurance and retail.
Cummins advise on the whole range of employment law issues. Their clients are mainly employers ranging in size from small owner managed businesses to national household names. They also act for a small number of senior employees. All of their lawyers have worked at large national practices and have significant experience in the field of employment law. Cummins are based in Enderby, on the outskirts of Leicester.
Capital One are a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation in the US, which started as an independent company in 1995, rising quickly to the top of the US credit card industry before starting their first overseas venture here in the UK in 1996. In 1997 they opened our UK headquarters in Nottingham creating around 1,200 jobs in the East Midlands. Capital One want to make things simple and easy for their customers by giving them products that really work for them.
Hinckley & Rugby Building Society
The Society was founded in 1865 following a meeting in Hinckley of the town’s Tradesman’s Friendly Society and in 2015 it celebrated its 150th birthday. The Society’s principal office is based in Hinckley with branches across the East Midlands. They are committed to providing an extensive range of competitive savings accounts and mortgage schemes and, as a mutual organisation, to providing the highest standards of customer service.
Clear Financial Solutions (Midlands) Ltd is a firm of financial advisers specialising in Retirement Options, the management of Investment Portfolios, Inheritance Tax Planning and Protection. Their Advisers have been helping clients navigate complex financial markets since 1992 and from those very early days our business has evolved primarily through client recommendations. Based in Belper, Derbyshire, they provide impartial, unbiased and objective financial advice, with a view to protecting and enhancing our client’s wealth and sense of well-being.
Robert Whowell & Partners
Robert Whowell are one of the leading firms of chartered accountants in the East Midlands and provide a wide range of services such as Business Planning, Auditing and Taxation. Their clients range from large commercial and industrial businesses through to sole traders, partnerships and individual advisory cases. They pride themselves on the high standard of customer care we provide to every single one of our clients.
Charnwood Accountants & Business Advisors
Charnwood are one of the East Midlands leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. Charnwoods’ aim is to create a relationship whereby the client sees them as a valuable asset in their business. Their expertise is working with the owners/directors/partners of small and medium-sized businesses.
Embark Finance is an independent commercial finance brokerage with many years’ experience within the invoice finance, factoring, and asset finance arena. They offer a range of services designed to make it simple and straightforward to keep cash flowing within their clients business. They pride themselves on offering personal, jargon-free advice to every client, explaining everything in detail to ensure you understand the benefits and opportunities our services offer.
Spearing Waite are based in Leicester but work in partnership with both national and international clients. They offer expertise in Commercial Property, Corporate & Business Services, Employment Law, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery, Commercial & Property Dispute Resolution, including Personal Injury, Sports Law, Family Law and Private Client Services. The practice itself was formed from the merger of Parsons Waite (established in the nineteenth century) and Spearing and Co (established in 1973) in 1993.
Benjamin Daniel Associates
Benjamin Daniel Associates is a management consultancy business based in Rothley on the outskirts of Leicester.
Brockhurst Davies is a firm of chartered accountants and chartered tax advisors in Loughborough serving the whole of the East Midlands and beyond. They provide an excellent and comprehensive range of services including accounts, taxation and business advisory and support to local SMEs, private clients and regional, national and international businesses.
Timms Solicitors have offices in Derby, Burton, Swadlincote & Ashby. They are a forward thinking, long established expert Law Firm with lawyers specialising in providing high quality legal advice and support to private clients and businesses. Timms were presented with the Gold Award and the title of East Midlands Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2013.
James Elliot Associates
James Elliott Associates cover all aspects of acquisition, leasing, development, construction, refurbishment, alteration & occupancy of buildings. They also undertake residential building surveys, providing high-quality reports, tailored to our client’s requirements. With over 20 year’s experience in Chartered Surveying; their knowledge and expertise enables them to provide bespoke property solutions across a variety of sectors; including industrial, office, retail & residential.
Words and Graphics
Words & Graphics began in May 1989 as a typesetting company. They company recognised that the future for design and print was going to be digital and in 1999 decided to expand into colour printing. Over the years the company have continued to invest in the latest software and update their digital presses and finishing machines and now have a state of the art design, print and finishing facility.
Juice Creative are based in Enderby, Leicestershire. They are an award winning creative company with a fully-equipped design studio. Juice Creative are based in Enderby, Leicestershire. They are an award winning creative company with a fully-equipped design studio. Their branding work has also seen them work in store with brands such as BiC, Whiskas and The Happy Egg Company.
Intelligent Energy has over 23 years experience in Research and Development. They specialise in the development of modular, low carbon fuel cell systems for their blue chip partners and global mass markets. They work in three market sectors – automotive, consumer electronics and distributed power and generation.
Lighthouse UK’s sign and label printing systems solve common problems. Across sectors and industries, signs and labels help organisations to meet Health & Safety requirements, identify or track assets, and educate, protect or inform individuals. Lighthouse has full production capabilities and manufactures all printing materials in-house, helping customers save time, money and improve processes. Lighthouse UK is based in Loughborough, Leicestershire and as a manufacturing business has distributors across Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Middle East.
Founded in the UK in 1991, Morningside Pharmaceuticals supplies a range of healthcare products including quality generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospital consumables and diagnostic tests in an affordable, accessible and ethical manner. Their growing UK business already supplies an extensive range of Morningside MHRA licensed generic medicines into NHS Trusts, wholesalers and pharmacies as well as working in over 80 countries.
Andy Stanley & Sons
Andy Stanley is based in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. The work they undertake includes: Roofing Contractors, General Builders, Brickwork Contractors, Block Paving, Driveways, Extensions and Hard Landscaping.
Pukka Pies are a family owned business who have been making pies in Leicestershire for over 50 years. The word ‘pukka’ is Hindi derived and means something genuinely, properly good. Today they sell over 60 million pies across the UK and abroad, but have a strong commitment to supporting the local community.
Kocher and Beck
Kocher and Beck have been supplying the printing industry worldwide for decades. A market leader in rotary die cutting technology, they are also preferred suppliers in many other areas. The office in Coalville, Leicestershire, was opened in 1991 – the first of many overseas offices from their headquarters in Germany.
Fox Country Properties
A proud family run firm of estate and letting agents specialising in the sale of village and country properties. Anthony and Angela Fox identified an opportunity to create a truly independant and professional agency built on family values including support, integrity and trust.
3T work with companies of all sizes across a range of industries, including premium brands with complex logistics needs i.e. multiple sites and customer geography or service levels. Companies who have exhausted the traditional methods of reducing costs i.e. squeezing the carrier rates and companies who haven’t got the time to regularly review their transport offer. 3T give clients control and visibility around their transport operations.
Champions are a national award-winning creative brand agency. Their unique structure combines in-house creative, marketing, public relations, events and celebrity management teams, enabling them to offer their clients a diverse and dynamic package that answers all of their demands. With 50 team members over five departments, a member of the Telegraph 1000 Brightest business and 57th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 directory, they are growing fast.
Bellrock provide smart property & facilities management solutions for retail, healthcare, education, hospitality and corporate clients. They deliver value for money across the range of facilities and property management services required to provide the best environment for their customers. By engaging and managing the best-fit local, regional and national supply chain partners, they deliver services tailored to their customer’s estate.
Paul S Winson Coaches
Paul S Winson Coaches is one of the leading coach operators in the East Midlands. They are a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) and one of the few elite members of the Guild of British Coach Operators. The Company has remained a wholly owned family run business.
Warrens Window Cleaning
Warren offers a professional window washing service operating from the company base in Alfreton, Nottinghamshire.
Altius Vendor Assessment
Altius delivers total supply-chain compliance solutions from their base in the Wyvern Business Park, Derby. Their unique combination of software and services enables them to deliver a customised solution to each of their clients, helping them to meet all of their supply-chain compliance needs.
Harrier UK are experts in all aspects of Health & Safety including risk assessments, fire risk assessments and health & safety policy. They believe health and safety needn’t be an obstacle. Applied sensibly H&S can eliminate hazards and ensure that people, property and the environment are properly protected. They have expert advisors on hand to offer the right advice at the right time, giving cost-effective practical steps to safeguard their customer’s employees and customers.
East Midlands Chimney Sweep
Stephen has been trained by the Institute of Chimney Sweeps and offers a professional, courteous and thorough service to businesses and the general public across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Inglenooks, open fires and wood burning stoves are all covered as well as flue inspections and bird nest removal.
Rainbow Waste Management
Rainbow Waste Management are based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. They are a family owned business who started with one lorry in 1998 and have grown since then to become a leading operater in the area, opening a large licensed recycling site with many vehicles dealing with all kinds of waste. They are committed to a Zero-Landfill policy.
Bell Group (East Midlands)
Bell Group was established in 1984 and their East Midlands office moved to Newark in 2009. From this branch the company continue to provide professional services across the region, including painting and decorating, specialist coatings and building maintenance and refurbishment.
Precision Facilities Management
PrecisionFM is proud to be a boutique National Facilities Management Company providing integrated Hard and Soft FM services to Commercial Clients across the UK. Their solutions cover small general repairs to maintenance packages for all building types and surrounding areas.
Precision People engage with today’s talent to create tomorrow’s success. They grow businesses by finding them amazing talent. Based in the Midlands since 2004 they have clients in the UK, Europe and the US. Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of functional disciplines, for client organisations nationwide and beyond. The right people in the right seats for the right reasons.
Fred Sherwood Group
Fred Sherwood & Sons Transport began business life as a small farming family in Leicestershire in the late 1920’s. Headed by Fred Sherwood, they worked the farm and sold their produce in the local markets. Through hard work and acquisitions over the 20th century the company expanded into the group of companies that is now known as F Sherwood & Sons Transport Ltd. They can offer a complete service to those companies that require movements in bulk using tippers, ejectors, walking floors and flat bed/tautliners. Commodities such as quarry products, scrap metals, grains, solid fuel, ashes, waste and recycling materials, palletised and prepacked goods, can be undertaken with the clients knowing that the company motto of ‘Sherwoods for Service’ applies to whatever commodity is carried.
Smooth’s history started in 1990 with the opening of Jazz FM in London. The Manchester station followed in 1994 and became the first Smooth FM in 2004. In 2010 Smooth was nationalised, becoming networked again in 2014. Their stations now broadcast a mixture of local and national programming. Smooth are an adult contemporary station with the tagline of providing a “Relaxing Music Mix” – the soundtrack to listeners lives from across the past 40 years.
Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland. The castle and gardens are open to the public over the summer months and it is a popular destination for weddings. The Duke and Duchess also support several local charities through various events across the year.
Jennifer Clare Photography
Jennifer is a portrait photographer based in Derbyshire. Jennifer specialises in lifestyle portraits, particularly that of children and families but also corporate portraiture. From a lifelong love of photography it was photos of her own children that inspired Jennifer to start her own business offering the same care and attention to detail she put into her own family albums to other people.
Because all the money we raise works hard…
As a respected and well-run local charity, we don’t have the advertising and marketing spend of the bigger charities – which means more of your money goes towards making a difference to children and young people in our local community. It’s affordable for any business too, at just £360 per year +VAT. That’s less than £1 a day! Here are some examples about how we spend our much needed donations:
Would fund 1 month’s activities of our muscular dystrophy support group or a 1 hour session for a ventilated child in the hydrotherapy pool
Goes towards providing our children and young people 1 day’s catering or 1 week’s supply of medical consumables.
Pays for our sibling support team services for a month.
Pays for 3 days of specialist care for a child with complex respiratory needs.