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Congratulations to John and Tracy Potter, and Hair Fairy Wigs…

… who have just been accepted on the NHS Supplies framework, making them an approved direct supplier for the NHS.

hair fairy wigs (2)For the last four years, Hair Fairy Wigs (JBP Enterprises Ltd.) have been providing a quality local service for people who have lost their hair or are going through cancer treatment. The business was set up based on personal experiences, and their aim is to make people’s lives better by delivering a wrap-around service working with cancer support organisations, providing personal service and turning a daunting experience into a pleasant experience. Many of you will remember the excellent presentation that Tracy gave on 24th March 2014 at our ‘Meet the Suppliers’ event.

Although they have been supplying to the NHS as a subcontractor, they wanted to be able to supply directly and reach more people, but were finding it difficult to negotiate the complexity of NHS organisations and their procurement processes.  They needed help and support to access contract opportunities, and Liverpool Vision referred them to RLK Partnerships under the Merseyside Business Support Programme. RLK Partnerships helped them understand the framework contracting opportunity and worked with John on a one-to-one basis to help him complete the tender documentation.

It was a lengthy process, but happily, they have been successful and now have a direct contract enabling them to supply a comprehensive range of wigs to NHS patients.  This new contract will increase turnover, and enable them to reach more people with their excellent service.

Great news for their clients!

Hub friends win big!

Congratulations to Liverpool Collaboration Hub friends Genie in the Gutter and Big Love Sista  who were both winners at last Friday’s SEN Together Powerful Together Awards.genie winning

Genie in the Gutter (right) won the Paying it Forward Award and (the big award of the night) The Mayor’s Award for Social Innovation. Great recognition for their excellent work.

Big Love Sista winning

 

 

Big Love Sista (left) won the Creativity Award, well deserved for their ground-breaking creative projects.

 

A great (and emotional) night was had at the Town Hall – tasty food, good friends and exciting atmosphere. Thanks SEN Together, and everyone who made the night so special.

Well done again to Genie in the Gutter and Big Love Sister- look forward to seeing you at future hub lunches!