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 your local community.
Your business can become a part of this vital work for less than £1 a day, but what we can do with your support is priceless.
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 your company is supporting financially it’s a great boost to encourage staff to follow your lead and get involved.
You can set up a monthly direct debit for just £30 (+ VAT) or choose to pay an annual invoice. We will provide you with a schedule to allow you to claim back the VAT.
- Your company logo will be featured on the Business Club area of our website, with a link to your website
- 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.
Our Business Club members
Leicester Riders were founded on April 26th 1967, and are the oldest professional club in British Basketball, having been founder members of the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1972 and the British Basketball League (BBL) in 1987.
At the end of the 2017/18 season, Leicester Riders became only the second ever British Basketball League team to complete back-to-back treble winning seasons.
Knights is a fast-growing, regional legal and professional services business, ranked within the UK top 100 largest law firms by revenue. Knights was one of the first law firms in the UK to move from the traditional partnership model to a corporate structure in 2012 and has since grown rapidly.
Knights has specialists in all of the key areas of corporate and commercial law so that it can offer end-to-end support to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. The Company's main focus is on the UK's secondary regional markets, offering 'big city' quality expertise from a regional cost base. Knights operates from eight offices located in Cheltenham, Chester, Derby, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Oxford and Wilmslow.
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.
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.
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.
The Newark branch of Ableworld opened in 2011 and the branch was refurbished in 2015. Ableworld are a national retailer of mobility aids and stairlifts with a focus on helping customers enjoy greater independence while providing ‘service with a smile’.
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.
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.
Berkeley Insurance Group
Berkley Insurance provide insurance broking services and advice to clients throughout the UK, ranging from individual homeowners to major corporations. They are one of the UK’s largest privately owned independent insurance brokers.
Hermitage Innovation Group
Based in Market Harborough, the company was founded in 1981 by Stuart Shuttleworth and remains family owned to this day. They have always been focused on developing software and have grown both organically and through acquisition. They currently have 4 software businesses in the group and are actively looking to acquire further businesses that operate in niche markets.
Holland & Barrett
Holland and Barrett are Europe’s leading retailer of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. The first store opened in 1870 and has grown to a network of over 600 stores, giving them over 145 years experience in the field. Their head office is based in Nuneaton, Leicestershire.
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.
Blues Point was established in 2003 with the aim of providing the best possible recruitment experience to companies and IT candidates in the Midlands. The name Blues Point comes from an area of Sydney where one of the co-founders of the business used to live!
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.
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.
CR Civil Engineering
From their head office in Loughborough, CR Civil Engineering work across the UK on a variety of ground works projects, from highway maintenance and construction, rail civil engineering, car parks, environmental flood defences, drainage, landscaping and most things inbetween. Over 15 years the company has built a reputation for high quality workmanship delivered on time and on budget.
The team at Loughborough have been supporting Rainbows for a number of years and were proud to win the Dragon Boat Challenge in 2016!
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.
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.
A family run company who specialise in providing aerosols and related products for all types of industry. Founded in 1998 they have a large and diverse customer base with their high quality products available throughout the UK.
In a tranquil setting in Leicestershire, surrounded by water walkways and beautiful open parklands, Champneys have created a cocoon of calm that grows around you, melting away your stress and leaving you feeling fabulous.
Based in Shepshed, Leicestershire, FoxPrint offer a comprehensive digital printing, litho printing, signage, POS and promotional gifts service.
Nzime are a creative agency founded in 2001. They specialise in creating memorable and successful PR and communication strategies across digital, video, print and outdoor media platforms. Their clients include Speedo, NET Trams, Microsoft and Nestle.
Williams Commerce are an ecommerce provider who specialise in evolving a customers’ branding and website design. Since 2008 Williams Commerce have delivered over 190 Magento Ecommerce sites for customers such as Pizza Express, Sports Direct and Panasonic.
Nicholas Humphreys are a national independent Estate and Letting Agents. As well as property sales and professional lettings we also specialise in student lettings in the university towns where they operate.
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.
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.
Cleggs specialise in providing legal services to commercial and private clients throughout Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. Their legal work covers a range of issues and also includes conveyancing, dispute resolution, personal injury and probate work.
Janine Edwards – St James Place Wealth Management
Janine Edwards is a Principal Partner of St. James’s Place Wealth Management and has over 25 years of experience in the wealth management industry.
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.
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.
Established in 2004, Canor are independent suppliers and installers of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, mobile and ceiling track hoists, bathlifts and related mobility equipment to the Midlands area. They are also a member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA).
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.
AuthSMTP offer an outgoing SMTP email service for e-commerce websites, mailing lists or email applications on most current computers and mobile devices. Their system is flexible enough to cater for small businesses sending 30 emails a day to large entities sending over 100,000.
Sytner are one of the UK’s largest prestige motor groups. The state-of-the-art Leicester site is the local authorised BMW dealership for Leicestershire.
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.
Founded in 1987, Leapfrog provides PR, web development, business social media, graphic design, email marketing and video production solutions to the B2B market from their base in Leicester to a growing network of clients across the UK.
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.
European Telecom Solutions
ETS are award winning Telecoms, Broadband and IT specialists that have been established for over 20 years. They serve small to medium sized companies in South Wales and along the M4 corridor and beyond.
Arthur Prince were established in Loughborough in 1924 and are now well known across the East Midlands for their Volkswagen and Peugeot dealership. They remain family owned and maintain a strong philosophy of family values, value for money and great customer service.
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.
Established in 2003, Bluefin Resources has from the very beginning operated with the aim of servicing our chosen market sectors in a way far superior to that of a traditional recruitment firm.
JC Metalworks is a Leicestershire based sheet metal manufacturer offering a total in-house solution for all precision sheet metal subcontracting requirements, from design and precision engineering services through to product manufacture, assembly and delivery.
Prima Solutions offer a specialist multi-channel IT solution specifically developed for the clothing, footwear and accessories sector.
Eyesore Merch offer an enormous range of official music and entertainment t-shirts and merchandise on their web store, with their operations and warehousing based in Nottingham. The owners are lifelong music fans who regularly hold pop-up shops at music festivals across the country, including the local Download Festival. The company is growing rapidly and the range they stock is growing along with it, with many new lines added every day.
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.
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.
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.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club
The earliest record of the club dates from 1836. They played at a variety of grounds in the city, but since 1946 have played at Grace Road which they have transformed from a humble ground into first class stadium.
Founded in 1974 as a manufacturer of brass turned parts used in Fluid Transfer, Beaumanor have since become focused on distributing fluid fittings and accessories, maintaining the UK manufacturing base in Leicester and adding additional facilities in India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RDC Aviation have offices in Nottingham and London and are specialists in the economics of the air transport industry, from route profitability to long-term revenue projections. They work with globally recognised airlines such as British Airways and Ryanair, and manage a number of platforms to help businesses in the aviation industry ensure that they have the data they need to make the best decisions.
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.
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.
Danaher & Walsh
Danaher & Walsh is a civil engineering contractor and construction plant hire specialist based in Leicester, East Midlands.
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.
Midland Quarry Products
Midland Quarry Products have their head office in Whitwick, Leicestershire. They are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of aggregate and asphalt to the building, construction and rail industries from their network of asphalt plants and quarry sites across the midlands.
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.
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.
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.
A family owned, wholly independent Fuel and Lubricant supplier founded in 1972 to serve industry, farms and homes while priding themselves on a wide variety of products and a fast, efficient service. They also source lubricant products for classic cars and vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
CML specialises in international freight and warehouse and distribution services. Their head office and distribution centre is centrally based in the UK on Magna Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Computer Lines UK
Established in 1984, Computer Lines UK (CLUK) are a leading UK supplier specialising in IT hardware including PCs, laptops, software and consumables, audio visual hardware but also offer office furniture, stationery, paper and general IT accessories.