About The Poppy Factory

Here at The Poppy Factory, we have been supporting veterans with health conditions into civilian employment for 97 years. In that time, our Richmond factory has also been home to the Remembrance poppy.

Find out about our work

Located in the heart of Richmond, The Poppy Factory is a unique and historic charity, but we are also modern and innovative. We stand ready to support injured, wounded and sick veterans into civilian work.

Who we are

We are the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with physical and mental health conditions. Supporting veterans into jobs they love is our passion.

Our employment support

No two journeys into employment are the same, especially for ex-Service men and women who pursue civilian careers after leaving the Forces.


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Poppies, wreaths, Remembrance symbols

We made our first Remembrance poppy for The Royal British Legion in 1922. Millions of poppies later, we’re still proudly continuing this important tradition.

Our history

Major George Howson MC founded The Poppy Factory in 1922. Howson’s vision was to provide employment for veterans injured during WWI.

Field of Remembrance

We held our 90th Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in 2018 to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Armed Forces.

Insights and reports

Our work is rooted in the experience of employing wounded, injured and sick veterans for almost 100 years. Read the impact of our work.

Contact us

We are open Monday to Friday between the hours 9am to 5.30pm. Call us, send an email or connect with us on social media.

Current vacancies

If you’re passionate about helping veterans with health conditions get into civilian employment, we’d love to hear from you. Browse our current vacancies.

Meet the team

The energy and dedication of our people is what makes our vital work supporting veterans with health conditions so successful.

Help more ex-Service men and women have a positive future

By donating today, you can help us support more veterans with health conditions find jobs they love. A gift of just £20 could help a veteran to have a face-to-face visit with a member of our team, starting them on their journey towards a meaningful career.

Our veterans’ stories

No two people’s experiences, skills or situations are over the same. Complex health issues, such as PTSD or a physical injury developed during or after Service, can make it incredibly tough for veterans to find and sustain civilian work. That’s why the support we provide is tailored to suit each person. Meet our veterans

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