Introducing the Company of Makers
The Company of Makers focuses on assisting veterans and their immediate families in and around Hampshire as well as establishing a greater level of understanding between the armed forces and civilian communities.
A joint project between NeBMedia Ltd and ROOD vintage CIC, the Company of Makers is currently funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund in Portsmouth to deliver a programme of free workshops and by the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group to conduct their Veterans’ Healthcare Survey.
“So, if you are a member of the armed forces community, or know someone who is, then have a look around our website. If that wets your appetite and you would like more information feel free to get in touch.”
Attending a joint Armed Forces Business Support event held by X-Forces and Solent LEP on 15 October, the Company of Makers asked some volunteers to put their thoughts on the word ‘veteran’ to paper in a single word.
A little on the Company of Makers and the inspiration behind their project:
“The inspiration behind the Company of Makers was the merging of two very different ideas and a passion for the UK’s military heritage. ROOD vintage specialises in delivering practical workshops that encourage interaction and personal development between the participants. NeBMedia provides management and consultancy services to organisations who wish to use digital technologies to create ‘social change’.
It was after much discussion and numerous cups of “NATO standard” that the Company of Makers was born. The rest, as they say, is history.”
Apply to join:
“So you’re thinking about joining us! This is open to the military community and their partners – Veterans, Serving Personnel, Reservists.
We’ll need to be able get back in touch with you so please start here by giving us your contact details and to offer you a place on one of our workshops, we’ll need to know what creative or DIY things you’re interested in. If you’ve a beginner, that’s fine just let us know, enthusiasm goes a long way. If you’ve got lots of experience, don’t be shy about telling us.”
“Should you find yourself presented with the opportunity to partake in a Company of Makers furniture upcycling course, I urge you to take the chance and, go for it.”
Get in touch:
“Digital technologies play a key role in facilitating the collaborative nature of the project. To this end the Company of Makers make extensive use of digital media and social technologies.
Or in other words, you’ll find us on practically every major platform using podcasts, photos and videos”
To find out more about the Company of Makers and the opportunities they provide, visit: http://www.companyofmakers.org.uk/or find them on Facebook and Twitter.