A new social enterprise in Dundee aims to save charities thousands of pounds on mobile phone handsets and contracts.
Good Call will offer low-cost mobile solutions to charities, social enterprises and community groups in the form of handsets and contracts, together with expert, trusted advice.
The community interest company will return profits which a normal supplier would make straight back to the charity in the form of lower line rental, better equipment and direct payment.
Longer-term, Good Call will also generate ‘direct social impact’ by recruiting staff from disadvantaged or marginalised group and providing ‘supplier’ training to charities.
Based at Water’s Edge, the company has been set up by Colin Loveday, a former president of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, who has 25 years of experience running mobile phone businesses. He founded firms 4G Scotland and Predict Mobile.
He said: “We are a social enterprise with one mission, to ensure that not-for-profits have the lowest cost mobile phones, leaving their staff worry-free to support their beneficiaries.
“We are passionate about supporting organisations to make more of an impact and concentrate on the job at hand. We are therefore on a mission to ensure that this happens, while ploughing all profits made back into our clients’ local communities.”
Mr Loveday set up the enterprise following a collaboration with Cyrenians, a charity supporting homeless people. He said many charities don’t have the resources or knowledge to secure the best deals.
“By removing the buying process friction point, we can return hundreds of thousands of pounds back into the charitable sector, while allowing charities to focus on their key objectives, carrying out the work that is so important to them,” he added.