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FRC Group wins prestigious Liverpool Echo Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Liverpool headquartered social enterprise FRC Group have a vision of a society where people can obtain good quality, affordable furniture without experiencing the devastating impacts of furniture poverty – no bed to sleep on or unmanageable debts.

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Bulky Bob’s Furniture World Opens ‘VIP’ Volunteer Area

This week saw not only the reopening of well-known preloved shop Bulky Bob’s Furniture World, but the launch of its brand new ‘VIP’ volunteer area. The section of the store showcases the volunteers cleaning and restoring preloved items collected by Bulky Bob’s through their work with Liverpool City Council, to be sold in store or given away for free to people in the community most in need.

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Bulky Bob’s Computers for Kids sells out in a day, creating £58,800 of social value – but more computers are needed!

In their continuing commitment to ‘End Furniture Poverty’ and having supplied more than 200 full computer systems to those in need via their Reuse IT programme, much-loved Merseyside headquartered Bulky Bob’s launched their ‘Computers for Kids’ programme last week, which sold out the same day. As a charity Bulky Bob’s measure the social value created through items which those in need would otherwise not be able to access, and in this case generated over £58,800 of social value in just one day.

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Bulky Bob’s offer £50 Computers for Kids to organisations across the Liverpool City Region

In their continuing commitment to ‘End Furniture Poverty’ and having supplied more than 100 full computer systems to those in need via their Reuse IT programme, much-loved Merseyside headquartered Bulky Bob’s are now working with organisations who support children to provide computers at a fraction of the cost, to ensure children without IT access are supported.

The latest offering sees high-spec full pcs with MS Windows operating system, monitor, keyboard, mouse and base unit offered at the less than cost rate of £50 (subject to minimum order of 10 units). 


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‘Free Furniture For All’ extends for lockdown after £99,000 of social value generated

Much-loved Bulky Bob’s have collected pre-loved items from residents and business across the region for many years and last week saw their three day ‘Free for All’ event take place, during which 387 furniture items were given away to 121 families in need across Liverpool. This is the equivalent of generating £99,000 of social value for the local area.

With the announcement of a second lockdown, as part of Bulky Bob’s mission to End Furniture Poverty, Bulky Bob’s Furniture World is extending the ‘Free for all’ throughout the lockdown period starting 12th November.

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Bulky Bob’s launches refurbished IT equipment programme for schools


Bulky Bob’s are providing high quality refurbished computers, at a fraction of the price, to schools as part of their pledge to End Furniture Poverty.


They also donate 20% of all refurbished computers to families living in poverty. Refurbishing IT equipment is the latest in a long line of innovations to ensure those who need essential items, such as computers for our young people, can get hold of these, hence the launch of Bulky Bob’s Reuse IT.

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‘Free Furniture For All’ 2nd – 4th November

‘Free Furniture For All’ from Bulky Bob’s Furniture World 2nd – 4th November

As part of Bulky Bob’s mission to End Furniture Poverty, Bulky Bob’s Furniture World are offering free pre-loved furniture to families in receipt of benefits, when they visit their London Road store between Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th November in their ‘Free Furniture For All’ sale. We’ll even provide free delivery to those in L postcodes.

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Bulky Bob's relaunches Oldham service

Spring Clean with Bulky Bob’s – at home and at work

Bulky Bob’s is relaunching the bulky household waste collection service in Oldham with a new van, a new Bob and a new service for businesses.

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How to Turn Your Waste Budget into Social Investment

By Guest Blogger, Cameron Little, JMU Intern    

Cost and quality are vital when looking for a new waste service provider – but there is another factor you should consider, social value.

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Eight Steps to Avoid a Massive GDPR Fine

Big changes to GDPR legislation are being introduced later this year - here are Bulky Bob's 8 steps to help you to understand what you need to do to avoid a huge fine.
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16 Reasons to use Bulky Bob's for your Office Waste

You already have a company dealing with your office waste, it's a small value contract, so why bother changing? Well here are 16 excellent reasons why you should spend five minutes changing your waste contract to Bulky Bob's - it really will change lives. 

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Meet Bulky Bob!

After many years as a man of mystery, Bulky Bob is finally revealing himself as the Liverpool social enterprise relaunches its award-winning training programme. 

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Bulky Bob's Officially Launches!

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, and Linda Minnis, CEO of Charities Trust, joined the Bulky Bob’s Office and Commercial Waste team, to officially launch the new social business.

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How Does Bulky Bob's Help People?

Bulky Bob's is a registered charity and a social enterprise, as well as a professional, experienced waste management company. But how do we help people in need across Merseyside?

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What Our Stakeholders Say

We held a recent focus group with some of our referral agencies to find out what a difference Bulky Bob's can make to people in crisis.

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Well Done to Our Trainees!

It's proving to be an excellent month for our Driving Change trainees with three new qualifications to be proud of!

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Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020

Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020

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