About Us

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) underpinned by a desire to change how public sector procurement works and fight climate change.

We have more than 30 years’ experience assisting public sector establishments with procurement.

We saw an opportunity to change the way that public sector procurement works, making the process more efficient and effective, enabling organisations to make significant cost savings, and introducing a strong Social Value and Net Zero agenda.

Our frameworks are designed so that your organisation doesn’t have to run a full tendering process for each new supply contract, saving you considerable time and money.

We are regulated by the office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies.

Two thirds of our profits must be dispensed for the good of our community. We are committed to ensuring that these profits are used to fight climate change and support organisations and projects that enhance young peoples’ life chances.

As such, we may fund a project or service in your local area, or purchase additional capital equipment for you to further enhance the services you deliver.

Our frameworks are:

Easy to use

Removing any unnecessary complexity

Easy to access

Using innovative cloud-based technologies wherever possible

Easy to understand

We always speak in real terms with no industry jargon

100% Compliant

OJEU and FTS compliant

Meet the team

John Edwards | Director

enFrame founder and Social Entrepreneur, with over 20 years of Public Sector, IT, Education & Energy market experience as a Management Consultant.

Eleanor Jarvie | Director & Company Secretary

Eleanor has 25 years experience in Project and Business Management. She has specific experience with IT and the use of technology for successfully running projects and businesses.

Mark Platt | Director

enFrame founder and experienced Public-Sector Procurement Specialist, with over 20 years’ experience delivering solutions to public sector institutions.

Colin Young | Director

Colin is an established company director, a member of the Institute of Director with over 30 years’ experience working with education and public-sector suppliers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CIC?

Community Interest Companies (CIC’s) are limited companies that operate to provide a benefit to the community they serve. They are not strictly ‘not for profit’ as they can, and do, deliver returns to investors. However, the purpose of CIC is primarily one of community benefit rather than private profit.

Whilst returns to investors are permitted, these must be balanced and reasonable, to encourage investment in the social enterprise sector whilst ensuring true community benefit is always at the heart of any CIC.

What kind of community projects will enFrame fund?

Our social investment fund will add Social Value to our public sector customers by providing grants for projects that fight climate change and enhance young peoples’ life chances, target marginal public services, and are local to our customer’s CSR programmes.

When applying, your application will go before the Community Projects Committee, who will assess all applications and select projects using a fair and consistent set of award criteria.

How do I apply for Community Projects Funding?

Interested parties should email [email protected] for more information or Contact us.