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Luminary is an innovative response to a need we saw for women who have had a social and economic disadvantage. We are a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. We provide a safe and professional environment where women can grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances. We use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills for the working world. We offer courses, work experience and paid employment within our bakery, empowering women to build their career.

By investing in and releasing them to realise their dreams - through training, employment and community - we aim to break cycles of poverty, violence & disadvantage once and for all.

You can read more about Luminary’s model and the impact we have by downloading our 2019 Impact Report.


Assistant Baker Team Photo
Finance Officer Flour Photo
Barista Flour Headshot
Communications Officer Headshot
Apprenticeship Headshot
Social Media Coordinator Headshot

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODEL


Luminary Limited is a registered charity (no. 1181835) and Luminary Bakery Limited is a registered limited company (no. 11450761) . So how do these two entities work together? 

In order to maximise our impact we have built a new structure of charity and business which are interlinked in several ways, you can read more about this by clicking on the headings below! 

You can also check out our Funding Page to learn more about where your donations go and to see a list of some of our wonderful supporters.



Social Enterprise Model


Luminary Limited

As a charity, Luminary Limited provide our Employability Support Programme, 1-to-1 holistic support, Mentor Scheme & next steps Progression Support Programme.

An Impact Evaluation Project enabled Luminary to examine our outcomes against our aims and to analyse our efficiency at reaching the goal of empowering some of the UK's most disadvantaged women to thrive.

This project enabled Luminary to map out our "Theory of Change" model, and allowed us to redefine referral criteria to ensure we really are supporting our women. It also helped to hone what our measures of success are, and what our programme delivery looks like to support women to reach employment and independence. We identified that there are 5 key factors a woman needs support with in order to become independent. Going forward, we are targeting our support around those areas.

You can read more about this model in our 2019 Impact Report.

Luminary Bakery Limited

A key element of our "Theory of Change" model is that we run a successful business, Luminary Bakery Limited, which provides employment opportunities. Historically, one third of our Luminary Bakery Limited workforce have been graduates from our programmes. 

Luminary Bakery Limited runs all commercial elements within Luminary, including the bakeries (wholesale & retail). As well as providing job opportunities, in the future it is our aim that it will also provide income for the charity. 



Directors Photo

"Meeting women experiencing extreme poverty, disadvantage, and violence was the inspiration for starting Luminary. Too often, violence and trauma isolate us from the community, when that is the very thing we need the most. Every woman has shown immense courage to survive her circumstances alone, but it is only when others embrace her that she can really start to fulfil her potential. Luminary is more than a bakery; it is a community and a sign of hope for so many."

- Alice Williams, Founder & CEO



TRUSTEES

Our board of trustees are a group of women passionate about furthering the mission and aims of Luminary LTD. They come from diverse backgrounds and offer a wide range of skillsets to bring oversight and direction for the charity.  

If you would like to get in touch with our trustees you can contact them at trustee@luminarybakery.com

DIRECTORS

Luminary Bakery Ltd has a board of Directors who oversee the governance of the business & all commercial operations. They are committed to Luminary’s business growth & performance in creating meaningful work opportunities for disadvantaged women. Representatives from Luminary Ltd also sit on the Luminary Bakery Ltd board to ensure the charity’s interests are included in all business decisions.


Ambassadors

GBBO Finalist Benjamina

BENJAMINA

She was a quarter finalist in 2016 on The Great British Bake Off, co-founded The Sister Table and is the author of A New Way To Cake.

www.benjaminaebuehi.com

“I believe that the gifts and talents we’ve been given should be shared and used to benefit and encourage others - I’ve chosen to do that through partnering with Luminary Bakery. They are doing a wonderful job of equipping, training and listening to women, and I’m so excited to be a part of the journey. ''

 

GBBO Henrietta

HENRIETTA

She is a pastry chef, author, cookery teacher, gardener and edible flower grower, celebrating baking with natural, seasonal and local ingredients...

www.henriettainman.com

"I truly believe that learning a craft to carry you through life - to earn a living; to support yourself and your family; even to take you around the world, working in new and exciting places - is so important and so empowering. This is why I have chosen to work with Luminary Bakery. The work that they do and the kindness, commitment and support that they show to the women on their employability programmes is just astounding and I am so excited to support this enterprise."



Luminary is an innovative response to a need we saw for women who have had a social and economic disadvantage. We are a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. We provide a safe and professional environment where women can grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances. We use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills for the working world. We offer courses, work experience and paid employment within our bakery, empowering women to build their career.

By investing in and releasing them to realise their dreams - through training, employment and community - we aim to break cycles of poverty, violence & disadvantage once and for all.

You can read more about Luminary’s model and the impact we have by downloading our 2019 Impact Report.


Bakery Assistant
Finance Officer
Barista
Communications Officer
Apprenticeship
Social Media Coordinator


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODEL


Luminary Limited is a registered charity (no. 1181835) and Luminary Bakery Limited is a registered limited company (no. 11450761) . So how do these two entities work together? 

In order to maximise our impact we have built a new structure of charity and business which are interlinked in several ways, you can read more about this by clicking on the headings below! 

You can also check out our Funding Page to learn more about where your donations go and to see a list of some of our wonderful supporters.





Luminary Limited

As a charity, Luminary Limited provide our Employability Support Programme, 1-to-1 holistic support, Mentor Scheme & next steps Progression Support Programme.

An Impact Evaluation Project enabled Luminary to examine our outcomes against our aims and to analyse our efficiency at reaching the goal of empowering some of the UK's most disadvantaged women to thrive.

This project enabled Luminary to map out our "Theory of Change" model, and allowed us to redefine referral criteria to ensure we really are supporting our women. It also helped to hone what our measures of success are, and what our programme delivery looks like to support women to reach employment and independence. We identified that there are 5 key factors a woman needs support with in order to become independent. Going forward, we are targeting our support around those areas.

You can read more about this model in our 2019 Impact Report.

Luminary Bakery Limited

A key element of our "Theory of Change" model is that we run a successful business, Luminary Bakery Limited, which provides employment opportunities. Historically, one third of our Luminary Bakery Limited workforce have been graduates from our programmes. 

Luminary Bakery Limited runs all commercial elements within Luminary, including the bakeries (wholesale & retail). As well as providing job opportunities, in the future it is our aim that it will also provide income for the charity.  



Directors Photo

"Meeting women experiencing extreme poverty, disadvantage, and violence was the inspiration for starting Luminary. Too often, violence and trauma isolate us from the community, when that is the very thing we need the most. Every woman has shown immense courage to survive her circumstances alone, but it is only when others embrace her that she can really start to fulfil her potential. Luminary is more than a bakery; it is a community and a sign of hope for so many."

- Alice Williams, Founder & CEO



TRUSTEES

Our board of trustees are a group of women passionate about furthering the mission and aims of Luminary LTD. They come from diverse backgrounds and offer a wide range of skillsets to bring oversight and direction for the charity.  

If you would like to get in touch with our trustees you can contact them at trustee@luminarybakery.com

DIRECTORS

Luminary Bakery Ltd has a board of Directors who oversee the governance of the business & all commercial operations. They are committed to Luminary’s business growth & performance in creating meaningful work opportunities for disadvantaged women. Representatives from Luminary Ltd also sit on the Luminary Bakery Ltd board to ensure the charity’s interests are included in all business decisions.


Ambassadors

GBBO Finalist Benjamina

BENJAMINA

She was a quarter finalist in 2016 on The Great British Bake Off, co-founded The Sister Table and is the author of A New Way To Cake.

www.benjaminaebuehi.com

“I believe that the gifts and talents we’ve been given should be shared and used to benefit and encourage others - I’ve chosen to do that through partnering with Luminary Bakery. They are doing a wonderful job of equipping, training and listening to women, and I’m so excited to be a part of the journey. ''

 

GBBO Henrietta Inman

HENRIETTA

She is a pastry chef, author, cookery teacher, gardener and edible flower grower, celebrating baking with natural, seasonal and local ingredients...

www.henriettainman.com

"I truly believe that learning a craft to carry you through life - to earn a living; to support yourself and your family; even to take you around the world, working in new and exciting places - is so important and so empowering. This is why I have chosen to work with Luminary Bakery. The work that they do and the kindness, commitment and support that they show to the women on their employability programmes is just astounding and I am so excited to support this enterprise."



Luminary is an innovative response to a need we saw for women who have had a social and economic disadvantage. We are a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. We provide a safe and professional environment where women can grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances. We use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills for the working world. We offer courses, work experience and paid employment within our bakery, empowering women to build their career.

By investing in and releasing them to realise their dreams - through training, employment and community - we aim to break cycles of poverty, violence & disadvantage once and for all.

You can read more about Luminary’s model and the impact we have by downloading our 2019 Impact Report.


Bakery Assistant
Finance Officer
Barista
Communications Officer
Apprenticeship
Social Media Coordinator


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODEL


Luminary Limited is a registered charity (no. 1181835) and Luminary Bakery Limited is a registered limited company (no. 11450761) . So how do these two entities work together? 

In order to maximise our impact we have built a new structure of charity and business which are interlinked in several ways, you can read more about this by clicking on the headings below! 

You can also check out our Funding Page to learn more about where your donations go and to see a list of some of our wonderful supporters.





Luminary Limited

As a charity, Luminary Limited provide our Employability Support Programme, 1-to-1 holistic support, Mentor Scheme & next steps Progression Support Programme.

An Impact Evaluation Project enabled Luminary to examine our outcomes against our aims and to analyse our efficiency at reaching the goal of empowering some of the UK's most disadvantaged women to thrive.

This project enabled Luminary to map out our "Theory of Change" model, and allowed us to redefine referral criteria to ensure we really are supporting our women. It also helped to hone what our measures of success are, and what our programme delivery looks like to support women to reach employment and independence. We identified that there are 5 key factors a woman needs support with in order to become independent. Going forward, we are targeting our support around those areas.

You can read more about this model in our 2019 Impact Report.

Luminary Bakery Limited

A key element of our "Theory of Change" model is that we run a successful business, Luminary Bakery Limited, which provides employment opportunities. Historically, one third of our Luminary Bakery Limited workforce have been graduates from our programmes. 

Luminary Bakery Limited runs all commercial elements within Luminary, including the bakeries (wholesale & retail). As well as providing job opportunities, in the future it is our aim that it will also provide income for the charity. 


Directors Photo

"Meeting women experiencing extreme poverty, disadvantage, and violence was the inspiration for starting Luminary. Too often, violence and trauma isolate us from the community, when that is the very thing we need the most. Every woman has shown immense courage to survive her circumstances alone, but it is only when others embrace her that she can really start to fulfil her potential. Luminary is more than a bakery; it is a community and a sign of hope for so many."

- Alice Williams, Founder & CEO


TRUSTEES


Our board of trustees are a group of women passionate about furthering the mission and aims of Luminary LTD. They come from diverse backgrounds and offer a wide range of skillsets to bring oversight and direction for the charity.  

If you would like to get in touch with our trustees you can contact them at trustee@luminarybakery.com


DIRECTORS

Luminary Bakery Ltd has a board of Directors who oversee the governance of the business & all commercial operations. They are committed to Luminary’s business growth & performance in creating meaningful work opportunities for disadvantaged women. Representatives from Luminary Ltd also sit on the Luminary Bakery Ltd board to ensure the charity’s interests are included in all business decisions.


Ambassadors

GBBO Finalist Benjamina

BENJAMINA

She was a quarter finalist in 2016 on The Great British Bake Off, co-founded The Sister Table and is the author of A New Way To Cake.

www.benjaminaebuehi.com

“I believe that the gifts and talents we’ve been given should be shared and used to benefit and encourage others - I’ve chosen to do that through partnering with Luminary Bakery. They are doing a wonderful job of equipping, training and listening to women, and I’m so excited to be a part of the journey. ''

GBBO Henrietta Inman

HENRIETTA

She is a pastry chef, author, cookery teacher, gardener and edible flower grower, celebrating baking with natural, seasonal and local ingredients...

www.henriettainman.com

"I truly believe that learning a craft to carry you through life - to earn a living; to support yourself and your family; even to take you around the world, working in new and exciting places - is so important and so empowering. This is why I have chosen to work with Luminary Bakery. The work that they do and the kindness, commitment and support that they show to the women on their employability programmes is just astounding and I am so excited to support this enterprise."