Upcycle — official launch

Further to this postUpcycle Birmingham — Castle Vale TRA’s new furniture recycling social enterprise — held its official launch party on the 7th April.

Guests gathered for afternoon tea as they discovered more about the social enterprise that brings new life to furniture and homes.

There was plenty of opportunity for networking as key figures from the city’s leading third sector organisations turned out in force.

The event was held at Upcycle Birmingham’s state-of-the-art training unit and showroom in the OYO Business Park, Park Lane.

Upcycle Birmingham is the result of a unique partnership between Castle Vale Tenants and Residents’ Alliance (CVTRA), Castle Vale Community Housing Association (CVCHA) and its Employment and Enterprise Trust Fund. All three bodies – that have helped fund the project – are committed to providing help, information and support for residents in Castle Vale and east Birmingham.

Donations of furniture and household goods have already been flooding in from across Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull — and Judy Tullett, who is directing this new project, says they have already uncovered some real gems.

Upcycle already has restored tables and chairs, cabinets, beds, sofas and wardrobes in stock, along with a host of domestic appliances, electrical items and other household goods.

People planning a spring clean or clear-out are being encouraged to donate to the enterprise — either by delivering the items or by using the business’s home collection service.

To donate or find out more go to Upcycle Birmingham or send mail to Judy Tullett or call 0121 747 5932.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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