Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Creates social profit in the communities in which we work
  • Year established:
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  • Contact
    • Centenary Court, Croft Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2ED

About The Calico Group

The Calico Group are made up of six companies that focus on providing quality services in social housing, social enterprise, the protection of women from domestic abuse, construction and addiction services.

The charities and businesses work together to make social profit, rather than financial profit. They define social profit as the positive difference they make to people’s lives across all the communities in which they work. They create social profit by developing innovative services, and harnessing the opportunities of their unique group structure.

The group helps individuals of all ages and backgrounds and their families live peacefully and prosperously in warm, secure homes within safe, friendly neighbourhoods.

Based in Burnley, The Calico Group bring together the widest possible range of expertise - from their motivated service users to their stakeholders who come from commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Chief Executive Anthony Duerden is a qualified accountant and is a former member of the Board of Lancashire Housing Partnership Ltd.

What is it like to work for The Calico Group

Anthony’s door is always open and he is very visible around the organisation. He meets all new staff on a one-to-one basis and conducts six and 12 month listening groups. He also delivers a presentation to all staff every six months about the financial position of the company and what is planned for the future.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They see staff as their most important asset and are focused on supporting staff to develop their full potential. This means they have a significant budget for training and other development opportunities.
My Company
My Company
The company restructured their HR department to help build a more dedicated resource in employee engagement and wellbeing. This allowed them to introduce more initiatives than ever before, including Calico Come Dancing, team challenges and more awareness campaigns.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Staff:


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