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Scottish Mattress-maker wins UK Social Enterprise Business of the Year

In the UK’s Private Business Awards for 2015, a small Scottish mattress company called Glencraft has won the Social Enterprise Business of the Year (http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/382476d2-44d4-11e5-b3b2-1672f710807b.html#axzz3nHEkXqF0).  The article notes that the company has been around since 1843 and has always employed the blind or disabled as employees.  However, in 2010 the company was re-launched as a non-profit organization and charity whose focus is on social responsibility.  Since the re-launch, the Glencraft has increased revenue to 1.2 million pounds in 2014 while still maintaining a majority of blind or disabled employees.

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