Padiham based Gradient Consulting have selected Emmaus Burnley as their charity of the year.

Emmaus Burnley is a charity that provides a home, work and personal support to people who have experienced homelessness. The Gradient Consulting partnership will cover a range of projects to help raise awareness and funds, alongside offering training and consultancy services to develop the Emmaus Burnley social enterprise.

Stephanie Snaith, Managing Director at Gradient Consulting, said: “Gradient has always been run on an ethical basis and as we grow, it is more important than ever that we give back to the community in which we are based. We see Emmaus as an ideal partner, as they work with people to realise their potential – something that is reflected in how we support our clients and is important to the directors personally.”

Gradient Consulting specialises in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software selection and deployment, helping organisations to work smarter, improve their business systems and streamline internal processes. ERP software replaces disparate legacy systems and spreadsheets with one central database giving a clear view of business operations so users can stay connected and well-informed on business processes and performance at all times.

Stephen Buchanan, Director at Emmaus Burnley, said: “We are extremely grateful to the team at Gradient Consulting for pledging their support to Emmaus Burnley. Our charity looks forward to working with their staff members to develop our social enterprise and provide valuable personal support to our beneficiaries.”

Emmaus Burnley supports up to 24 formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it. The charity operates two shops in Burnley and Rochdale with all the money raised used to help people out of homelessness.

To find out more or support Emmaus Burnley head to If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01282 430 860 or visit the Emmaus Burnley Superstore at Ivy Street, Burnley, BB10 1TD.