Harry Specters

Who: Harry Specters
Where: Cambridge – deliver UK-wide
What: Luxury chocolates for corporate events, weddings etc.
Price: From £2.60 for a small box

By choosing this ethical supplier you will be supporting young people with autism into employment

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not treat yourself to a box by either shopping online or visiting their flagship store in Cambridge

I was lucky enough to receive a box of Harry Specters chocolates for Christmas and they were divine (I scoffed the lot in one sitting!). The chocolate is delicious, the flavours are so innovative, and they’re having such a great social impact – Harry Specters will be my go to place for gifts (and treats!) from now on

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Baked: Cake with a Cause

Who: Baked: Cake with a Cause CIC
Where: Worthing, West Sussex
What: A cafe and bakery known for it’s creative celebration cakes and indulgent brownies
Price: Varies – see the website for full details

By choosing this ethical supplier you will support local young people gain valuable work experience

Through my current job, I’ve been visiting Baked once a month since the summer, and I come back with more and more brownies each time! They are honestly delicious, and taste even better knowing the brownies are helping local young people into work. They make a range of beautiful celebration and wedding cakes (if you can pick them up) and are also able to deliver their brownies, a perfect treat for any event.

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not order some of their delicious brownies to be delivered straight to your door

Events need more than dessert (unfortunately) so check out other ethical food and drink suppliers on our catering page

Papi’s Pickles

Who: Papi’s Pickles
Where: London
What: South Indian and Sri Lankan food and pickles for events, pop ups and street food markets
Price: Varies – see the website for full details

By choosing this ethical supplier you will support employment for women who relocated to the UK during and after the conflict in Sri Lanka

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not try their food at one of their pop up events

We often use Papi’s Pickles to cater our events at UnLtd (even our Christmas party last year!) and their food is delicious and completely different from your usual work event canapes!

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The Feed

Who: The Feed
Where: Norwich
What: A full catering service and cafe
Price: Varies – see the website for full details

By choosing this ethical supplier you will support training for people who have experienced homelessness

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not visit their cafe in Norwich

Another day and another food-based social enterprise that I get the pleasure of working with, it’s a hard life! The Feed are well known in Norwich and quite rightly as their food is delicious and they are helping many local people into work through their extensive training programme. Their new cafe is well worth a visit too.

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The Dusty Knuckle Bakery

Who: The Dusty Knuckle
Where: Hackney, East London
What: A cafe and bakery that provides sandwiches, bread buns and pastries
Price: Varies – see the website for full details

By choosing this ethical supplier you will support training for young people who struggle to find meaningful employment

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not visit their cafe in Dalston

I have long been a fan of The Dusty Knuckle. We used their delicious sourdough bread when I ran a local cafe, I have tried many of their very filling sandwiches at work events. Their bread is top class, their portions are generous and their sticky buns are to die for!

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