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About Us

We are:

  • A Community Economic Development Trust with a local membership of over 600 local residents. Any local business or community organisations in our catchment area can join to be a Member of the Trust, free of charge. Our activities continue to be shaped and influenced by community consultation.
  • An independent Community Managed Company Limited by Guarantee. Our experienced Management Board reflects our partnership ethos of democratic involvement and empowerment; the majority being elected from our community resident Membership. We are accountable to our community Membership for all our activities.
  • A successful and respected Partner working alongside the private and public sector to deliver local and city-wide regeneration initiatives
  • A model of community and asset management which continues to be followed and adopted by fellow Trusts both locally and nationally.

Our successes:

  • Wolseley Trust was the first Community Development Trust in Plymouth, pioneering and developing community involvement and business practices which have been widely adopted.
  • The Trust has a 20-year track record of developing and managing business parks and community facilities worth in excess of £10 million. We are supported in this by our major partner, Plymouth City Council.
  • We have a current turnover of £1.2 million per annum from which we generate a trading surplus providing up to £150,000 a year for community infrastructure support
  • In excess of 2000 jobs have been supported across our business parks since we first commenced trading in January 1997. Operating in an area of high unemployment the Trust maintains a firm commitment to support local enterprise, local job creation and local training on the sites.
  • Developing and maintaining cross sector partnerships. Currently working with a wide range of partner agencies to deliver health and wellbeing initiatives across our 4 wards; private sector businesses and contractors; and key partners from the ‘third sector’ (community and social enterprises)
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WCEDT Registered Office

Wolseley Trust Business Park
Unit 3
Wolseley Close

Tel: 01752 607449