The Charity Sweets Story

About Sweet Causes

When he left his position on the board of directors, of what is now Virgin Media, Bob invested £60,000 to launch Sweet Causes Limited and to promote the Charity Sweets brand of confectionery. After many knock backs, recessions, sweat and tears, late nights and long weekends they have now a £3M per annum business employing 100 people and have to date donated over £500,000 to charity, his partner Sue, later joined the company on a full time in 2010 to take over all of the administration functions to the company.

Our Milestones...

October
2001
October 2001 Charity Sweets formed to offer local businesses a tasty snack and confectionery service, operating from hallway in our home and then from our garage.
February
2002
Secure commercial participation agreement with Mencap to donate half our profits to the charity.
April
2002
Move into first 1100 sq. ft. industrial unit in Aldridge.
December
2002
Place our 1000th Charity Sweet box in and around the West Midlands.
May
2006
Reach 10,000 customers and now operating in 20 areas.
April
2010
Move into 3000 sq. ft. industrial unit.
June
2010
Invest £80,000 in our first bagging production line and now have charity sweet boxes in 20,000 business employing 40 people.
September
2010
Donations reach £200,000.
June
2013
Move into purposed built 9000 sq. ft. manufacturing unit and acquire second bagging production line.
July
2013
Sign agreement with second charity partner – Teenage Cancer Trust.
Oct
2013
Form Hummingbird Confectionery Limited to produce both Charity Sweets and other non-charity related products, including contact packing services.
Feb
2015
Number of Charity Sweet boxes passes 40,000 mark.
May
2015
Reach 100 employees, including 80 Sales Collectors.
June
2015
Launch third commercial partnership with The Children Air Ambulance.
March
2016
Surpass the £500,000 figure of amount donated to our partnering charities.
April
2016
Sign new 3 year agreement with Mencap.
April
2016
Install Flow wrapper machine to enable the company to increase our product offering and creating employment for 2 more operators.

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