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About
CAP Enterprise

At CAP Enterprise, our reach goes beyond mere consultancy; we function as catalysts of transformation.

 

We specialize in a range of critical domains, from honing the intricacies of strategic business planning and diversifying income streams, to elucidating the theory of change and maximizing social impact.

 

Our prowess extends to marketing strategies that foster client engagement in an increasingly digital landscape, promoting efficiency through digital working while fostering meaningful partnerships and collaborations.

 

Our commitment to results is unwavering, exemplified by our comprehensive monitoring and evaluation practices that ensure the efficacy of every endeavour.

Driven by an unswerving belief in the potential of individuals and organizations alike, we continue to shape the future through our holistic approach to consultancy.

 

Welcome to CAP Enterprise – where innovation, empowerment, and social progress intersect to create successful, meaningful and sustainable impact.

CAP Enterprise (Kent) cic was formed in 2011 by a team of highly experienced social enterprise experts to help grow Kent's social economy - supporting people to start new social enterprises and organisations wanting to adopt a more enterprising approach.

From 2014, we began working with individuals to build enterprise skills and to help them adopt a more can-do approach to life and work - launching our Little Shop of Dreams and What About You training and development programmes.

In 2016 we were asked to start working in prisons - delivering self-employment training and coaching. Since then we have supported over 1,000 serving prisoners across the South East to make plans to 'go straight' and to avoid reoffending.

In 2022 we played a leading role in the Medway Together socio-economic programme – delivering:

  • Business Builder  - our self-employment course

  • Enterprise Coaching – 121 support for aspiring new business owners

  • Let’s Get Moving – personal development and life planning sessions

  • Community Engagement – working with community partners to identify people

 

In 2023, thanks to funding from the National Lottery, the Henry Smith Charity and the Collyer Fergusson Foundation, CAP delivered the pilot of their Inside Out Conversions project – an innovative action learning project based in HMP Rochester to teach a small group of prisoners to convert a delivery van into a rentable campervan – skills they can use to find employment when released.

 

Looking forward CAP is keen to work more with HMPPS, to unlock the talent and ability within the prison population – supporting more ethically-minded new businesses start up and helping people make plans for a crime-free life on the outside. We also plan to develop our accredited training portfolio, so that our clients can also walk away with qualifications too.

 

We also recognise our potential to help people struggling with the cost of living crisis – helping support organisations become more sustainable and helping people use their skills and talent to increase their household earnings.

Our Team

Jason Martin
Jason Martin

Our founder and Chief Executive – a business coach and highly-regarded social entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience of supporting the UK’s social economy to grow and develop. In the past 20 years he has trained over 5,000 people and organisations across the South East, has spoken about social enterprise at conferences across Europe and has led CAP to become a trusted and valued member of the Kent and Medway VCSE sector.

Hayleigh London
Hayleigh London

A CAP director and our Head of Prison Training – a highly experienced marketer with 15 years’ experience of coaching and teaching aspiring entrepreneurs across the South East

David Roder
David Roder

A founding CAP director – an experienced small business owner and enterprise advisor with over 30 years’ experience delivering marketing and branding advice across the UK.
David is also the founder of award-winning waterworks micropub and brewery - a must-visit venue in the heart of Rye in East Sussex.

Richard Motley
Richard Motley

Our Digital Lead and Webmaster – a digital guru and entrepreneur with over twenty years’ experience of working in the VCSE sector and unlocking the power of digital technology

David Scates
David Scates

Our Visual Marketing Lead – a Medway-based graphic designer with considerable experience of producing high-quality marketing materials for a diverse range of clients

Malcolm Richmond
Malcolm Richmond

Our Learning and Evaluation Lead – a learning professional with over twenty years’ experience of developing impactful training and development programmes for national and regional training providers. Malcolm has also delivered training for UK Borderforce, YMCA and the Workers' Education Association.

Olivia Roe
Olivia Roe

Our Personal Development Lead – a highly-regarded development professional with considerable experience of teaching people of all ages, domestically and internationally

Karen Bell
Karen Bell

Our Teaching Assistant - a working mum with several years' experience of working with prisoners across Kent and Sussex. An invaluable member of the Business Builder delivery team.

Nicola O'Neill
Nicola O'Neill

Our Teaching Assistant - working alongside Hayleigh to deliver Business Builder in prisons across Kent and Sussex since 2020. Nicola brings considerable knowledge and experience to her role, and enhances our trainees' learning experience.

Mia Jade Hobbs
Mia Jade Hobbs

Our Training Support Worker - plays an integral role in supporting our prison training team and ensuring our trainees get all the research support they need.

Our values are fundamental to how CAP works, and are as important for our staff as they are to our clients:

Be creative – help the client find a solution or idea new ideas/new ways of working

Be flexible – adapt to meet the client’s needs and exceed their expectations

Be collaborative – work with the client so they can learn more – don’t do it for them

Be encouraging – build self-belief and acknowledge their achievements

Be empowering – do not make clients dependent on us – unlock their own potential

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