Our Students

“Professional training which was both helpful and gave me a great understanding of the hospitality business” CA

“I passed my ‘Passport to Independence’ course and was encouraged to go on the Toyota Project. I finished that and I’ve moved out of the Campus and got a full time job, brilliant!” SB (ex YMCA Resident).


Corporate Fundraising

“Sleep Easy 2014 – was anything but. I did it with my friend Simon Storey from the Cricket Club and a team of willing volunteers from Bell & Co. I found it challenging and perhaps life changing. I understand we changed lives along the way and hence the frozen shoes I woke to were worth it!  I’d thoroughly recommend this experience to any business looking for a really great cause to support. It really helped us raise our  game and team build too.”  Richard Salt – Managing Director, Bell & Co.

“Sleep Easy 2014 was a truly inspirational evening – great company and a great cause. Highly recommended.” Tony Walker – Deputy MD, Toyota UK

“Last year I slept rough, for the first time, on a freezing cold night in February to get some idea of what it is like for many people. The difference was I could go home for a hot shower, a good meal and a safe place to sleep afterwards. It made me really think about homeless people and what it must feel like to sleep rough, night after night. After last year I sort of thought never again but the problem is still there and last year raised a really significant amount of money that has changed lives.” Helen Wigglesworth – Group Financial Director, Quadralene


Our Partners

“The 5 Star service and excellent menu choices enabled our event to achieve all our objectives.” PB Derby City Council.

“Delighted to be an employer providing hope & opportunity for young people and getting them into work.” Manager at Toyota Manufacturing UK.

“Following on from my 2 weeks on the Working Assets Programme at Toyota, I would just like to reiterate my praise for the group. The whole group took the English programme very seriously and demonstrated an eager attitude towards their learning throughout the 2 weeks. They were enthusiastic to learn, or brush up on any existing knowledge which may have been a little “rusty” and never complained about anything that was asked of them. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the ‘Toyota Family’ and I’m sure each and everyone of then will proceed to a promising future; they certainly all have the ability to.” Cheryl Dent – Functional Skills English Lecturer, Derby College