FST’s strategy over the last six years has been to develop a robust new business model called ‘SMaRT’ – ‘Socially Minded and Responsible Trading™.’ This model delivers financially sustainable social enterprises. At the same time it creates work and training opportunities which equip our workforce with the skills and experience they need to find work in today’s challenging jobs market.
In 2006, FST set up a garage and MOT testing centre in Salford called SMaRT Garage Services. This social enterprise proved so successful it now generates enough trading income to cover its running costs. Its success led FST to set up new garages in SE London (Bexley, Woolwich and West Norwood).
Our future plans are to develop as many garages as we can in key areas of deprivation because we want to extend SMaRT opportunities to those most in need. If you are interested in helping us to roll out more SMaRT garages and/or a franchise option, please call our Main Office on 020 8855 7386 or email us using our Contact form.