Caeryn has had an interesting and varied career which began working in theatre and comedy, and included working in the public sector and in Politics.
For the last 10 years she has owned and run Impressions Uniforms (formerly Standish Sports and Uniforms) which sells Schoolwear, work wear and leisure wear in a variety of innovative and customer friendly ways and now has it’s own in house design, print and embroidery team.
In March 2020 she launched a CIC Smart Futures, a CIC set up to increase the social inclusion of children across our borough living in poverty by providing school uniform packages. They do this by collecting donations of uniform from selected drop off points around the borough (cutting waste too!) and selling it on line, in their shops and in pop up shops Money raised from the sale of the uniforms will then be used to provide full packages for children whose families can’t afford uniform.
Establishing this as a CIC is a radical solution for the local community as this provides an opportunity to train people in a variety of employment related and life skills within the workplace.
They envisage unlocking the potential of our local citizens supporting and training volunteers, adults with learning difficulties, care leavers, 14-16 yr old requiring more vocational training and potentially even more.