What sector does your business operate in?

Health and care

Where do you work?

Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, Knowsley, St Helens and Wigan.

What is your social mission?

To grow a socially-responsible commercial business that contributes to the wider wellbeing of the communities in which we provide services, from which the high quality and safe services delivered are personally responsive, caring and inclusive of all and where people love to work.

What’s the back story?

City Health Care Partnership CIC was the first Right to Request co-owned Community Interest Company to spin out from the re-organisation of the NHS in 2010 and our first priority was to be a good health care provider; our choice of co-owned social enterprise as a business model grew out of this. Making a positive social impact on our staff and on the communities in which we work means we can build on our work as a health and social care provider, benefiting the whole community. We are commissioned to provide health and care services in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, Knowsley, St Helens and Wigan. We also have a contingency and risk business, Tangerine, a property company, City Ventures and run City Health Pharmacy and Brocklehurst Chemists. Any surplus income from these businesses is reinvested into our colleagues, our services and our communities through our charity, City Health Care Partnership Foundation.

We have distributed over £230,000 in small grants and staff sponsorship since 2010 and our social return on investment is £36 for every £1 spent. Over 1,000 of our 1,500 colleagues have chosen to buy a £1 share in CHCP CIC, and colleagues are encouraged to take an active part in the company. Although we started in Hull, our expansion across the Pennines shows that our ethos and business model have been recognised as a blueprint for success, and that social businesses can not only compete and win, we can grow and prosper.

Learn more about City Health Care Partnership CIC here.