I can’t believe its 3 years since I started Entrepreneurs Unlocked at the end of October 2019, the time has flown and there have been many challenges faced and overcome in that time. The covid-19 pandemic took a grip just a few months after starting up at the beginning of 2020, and that totally disrupted any opportunity for the people I hoped to work with, with the prisons (and the rest of the country) being in lockdown. The people in prison had no access to education, rehabilitation, or resettlement services for over 12 months, being locked in isolation for up to 23 hours per day.
As a business, this was very challenging, and the model of providing our support has evolved over the last 3 years. Moving from face-to-face delivery to in-cell learning packs, remote support for people in the community and now a mixture of all three as access is improving. You can read more of this inside.
You will see later on how the number of people we have engaged with has grown, from 123 in year 1 to almost 200 in each of years 2 and 3, which is the maximum number we can assist, based on the current model.
As the 4th year of trading commences, I look forward to further developing the range of support on offer, expanding capacity so more people can engage and launching some exciting and innovative initiatives at the start of 2023.
If you wish to learn more and start a conversation on how together we can help people to lead crime free lives, then please get in touch.
Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to the organisations below, for providing funding and invaluable support to myself and the organisation over the last three years, so that it can continue to provide its help and develop in the future.