Our Partners

Adnams

BUSINESS
Established in 1872, Adnams is probably best-known as a brewer of beer in the coastal town of Southwold in Suffolk. Whilst brewing remains at the heart of Adnams, we also make a range of award-winning spirits, from the same locally-sourced grains as we make our beers, in our Copper House Distillery. Our gin and vodka were named the World’s Best by the IWSC in 2013 and 2014! Adnams own and manage a number of pubs and inns as well as The Swan Hotel in Southwold. We also run a number of retail stores across East Anglia which stock Adnams beers and spirits, as well as an exciting range of wines and kitchenware. You can also shop online!
£300
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Cara

INDIVIDUAL
Hello! My name is Cara! I'm a commercial property solicitor at Leathes Prior and a Non-Executive Director at Your Own Place CIC. I was born in Norwich and grew up in Sheringham. I look back on my time at Sheringham High School and VI Form very fondly! In my spare time I go to lots of local music events, concerts and festivals. I love spending time with my cat Evan, being by the sea and exploring the countryside. I am also fond of historical buildings and local architecture.
£29.38
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Catherine

INDIVIDUAL
Hello, my name is Catherine, I am an Occupational Therapist and Founder of Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services. At Cup-O-T we work with people aged 11 years old plus to manage their mental health through meaningful activities to help them achieve what they need and want to do in life. We are currently transforming a van into a mobile therapy room so we can see people at the most convenient place possible. I am married to my husband Joe and we have a bonkers black cat called Frodo. My hobbies include origami, foraging and walking in woodlands.
£51.44
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Emma C

INDIVIDUAL
I am the county councillor for Town Close ward in Norwich, which is where the training flat is based.
£525.39
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Foster Property Maintenance

BUSINESS
Foster focuses on contracts with regional social landlords and local authorities in East Anglia and the East Midlands. Foster has a focus on building relationships and being able to compete effectively for new work, with a regional base frequently seen by clients as a prerequisite when deciding on contract awards. All Foster staff are expert in working in occupied buildings, and go above and beyond to ensure that they deliver polite, prompt and people-friendly work. We employ resident liaison officers who actively engage with tenants, keeping them up to date with the progress of work throughout the duration of our contract. Often these contracts last for several years and staff update thousands of homes and many more thousand appliances, fittings and fixtures. With operations across East Anglia, in Wisbech, Norwich and Needham Market, and now as far north as Grantham, our customer response centre is able to respond to client requirements and take rapid action when needed, never being further than 30 minutes away from a call. Our rapid response service, along with general maintenance and voids services, is a core part of our business.
£900
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Genesis Housing

BUSINESS
Homes for everyone At any given time there are around 100,000 people living in a Genesis home. We believe in providing homes to people wherever there is a need: whether that's in one of our homeless services in Suffolk, or at our award-winning Stratford Halo development in East London. More than that, we believe we have a role in creating and sustaining thriving communities, working with our customers to ensure they have a safe and secure place to call home and access to high quality services that suit their diverse needs. As one of the UK’s leading housing associations, we own or manage around 33,000 homes across London and the east of England and our stock portfolio includes a range of properties - from temporary housing to rented homes, homes for sale, and supported housing.
£1500
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Leathes Prior Solicitors

BUSINESS
Leathes Prior Solicitors is one of East Anglia’s leading law firms offering a full range of legal services to organisations and individuals in Norfolk and beyond. Whilst our offering has stood the test of time (over 140 years to be specific), we are always looking at ways to develop the firm to ensure that we are providing the best possible service to our diverse and loyal client base, whether that be investing in the right talent or developing market leading niche offerings. What separates Leathes Prior from the bunch is our investment in longstanding relationships. With all four of our offices in the heart of Norwich, we like to think we understand our core client base very well, whether that be on an individual or commercial basis. We pride ourselves on the personal service that we deliver, ultimately ensuring that instructing lawyers need not be a painful or expensive process.
£600
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Norwich City Council

BUSINESS
Norwich City Council is the local authority and we have invested in our staff as Volunteer Tenancy Mentors as well as backed Your Own Place's The Training Flat in central Norwich. From Councillor Gail Harris: “Norwich City Council is very happy to be working in partnership with Your Own Place. They provide valuable training for some of our prospective tenants – people who have had little opportunity to learn the life skills needed to maintain their own healthy tenancy. We know that people who go through the training course have a much better chance of maintaining their tenancy and I have seen their confidence grow – we want people to succeed. We are also pleased to be involved with the Volunteering Tenancy Mentoring training. The advantages of the scheme are twofold – it harnesses the enthusiasm of our staff to make a positive difference to people’s lives, whilst at the same time helps in their own personal development. A win win situation.”
£3000
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Nick

INDIVIDUAL
No Biography Provided.
£44.07
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No8 Thorpe Road

BUSINESS
No8 Thorpe Road, is a unique professional business space opposite the Train Station in Norwich. It was built in Victorian times, but is now a modern suite of offices, meeting/ training rooms and coworker space. Arranged over 5 light and airy floors with super speedy wifiw the building has a homely. friendly but immensely friendly feel. There are interactive white boards, writing walls, and lots of plants! There is also a break out room- with freshly ground bean to cup coffee and at least a dozen teas! The team are also able to provide the most amzing non-brown food freshly made to your exact needs on site.
£15.74
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Freebridge Community Housing

BUSINESS
About Freebridge Freebridge Community Housing was set up in 2006, to receive the transfer of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk's housing stock. The transfer took place after 77% of voting tenants voted in favour of the transfer. We are registered with the Homes and Communities Agency and own and manage around 7,000 homes and 17 sheltered schemes in West Norfolk. We employ around 200 people, including our own Property Services team of operatives. We are investing on average £8m annually in the local economy, meaning that we are having a big impact within our local communities. We are a part of the e² consortium of locally based, independent housing associations who have come together to provide affordable homes in East Anglia. The consortium members include Freebridge Community Housing, Greenfields Community Housing, Orwell Housing, Colchester Borough Homes and Saffron Housing Trust. e² is committed to delivering a range of new homes across the region for people in housing need. Our combined aim is to build strong and sustainable communities by providing high quality affordable homes within well designed neighbourhoods.
£300
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Sara

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I am a Social Media specialist based in Norfolk, UK. I am very driven to help people, which is why I love training and helping local businesses with their social media.
£75.4
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SarahJD

INDIVIDUAL
Hello, My name is Sarah, and I am a Health and Safety Consultant & Founder of the RedCat Partnership Ltd. I am also the Founder of No8 Thorpe Road, a Business Hub in the centre of Norwich which offers office space, meeting & training rooms! I am also a Non-Exec Director of Your Own Place. I was born in Norfolk, and have been back in the county for the last 20 years. I am Married to Richard and we have one Daughter Jasmin, who is away at University. We are owned by two cats called Bo and Jeffrey. My hobbies are foccused arround Food, Friends and the beautiful Norfolk Countryside. I am actively working through my Bucket List :)
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Stephen

INDIVIDUAL
Hello! My name is Stephen. I am Principal at Iceni Academy in Methwold and a Non-Executive Director at Your Own Place CIC. I was born over the border in Suffolk and went to University at UEA in Norwich. I loved Norfolk so much I stayed! I am also the UK's leading expert on sausages and I regularly travel around the country trying to find the perfect sausage. I also have four awesome children who are 11, 7, 5 and 3!
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