Thomas & Thomas Partners LLP are proud to support the following charities:
The House of St Barnabas' vision is to create a future where sustained employment is a reality for those affected by homelessness. The evolution of their charitable work saw the creation of an Employment Academy focusing on the individual, boosting their personal development, building confidence and teaching hospitality industry-specific skills. Everyone that enrols at the Academy receives supported on-site work experience in their not-for-profit members' club. Thomas & Thomas are proud to have been involved with The House for very many years and by working together we hope that we can begin to break the cycle of homelessness.
Better Food Foundation Founded by Jamie Oliver in 2002, the Fifteen Apprentice Programme uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future and is one of three initiatives under the Better Food Foundation. Every year 18 young people are recruited and trained through Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant in London, the profits of which are redirected back in to the charity. Thomas & Thomas are proud to offer licensing advice to both the restaurant and young people.
St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Paddington required a premises licence for the newly renovated and extended Grade 1 listed church and facilities. The premises are a community and cultural venue, with educational resources and a canal-side café, seeking to bring together culture and community, open to all. The planned events, arts and performance programme aims to provide a unique and affordable venue for local and London artists, poets, musicians, theatre goers and choirs; the Heritage Centre will be home to local schools and community organisations who will enjoy a wide range of creative activities and cultural workshops designed to widen inclusive cultural and creative horizons. A range of local volunteering opportunities designed to extend skills and aspirations of unemployed local people and provide support to develop these into jobs and careers will be provided. Thomas & Thomas were delighted to work with Paddington Development Trust on a pro bono basis to secure a premises licence for the site to allow it to start its fantastic programme of events.
The 'Shuffle' Film Festival, at the former St Clement's Hospital in London's East End, is a series of film screenings curated by Danny Boyle. The films are arranged around a set of themes relevant to the East End and to the site itself - they address issues of mental health, celebrate the different cultures (old and new) that make Mile End and Bow their home and display the wealth of artistic talent that arises from this city. The screenings also provided a platform for other up-and-coming film-makers, directors, theatre groups and musicians to showcase their work. The film festival was organised by the enterprising people at East London Community Land Trust and their 1000 strong local membership. Thomas & Thomas were proud to be able to support the festival by advising on all of the licensing issues arising.