Who we are, what we do, and why

The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.

We work with businesses across the country to provide bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of wounded, injured and sick veterans of all ages and from all Services, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work. Since 2010, we have supported 1000 people back into civilian employment.

Our factory in Richmond also employs around 30 wounded, injured and sick veterans to produce the poppies and wreaths for the Royal Family and The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal – something we have been doing since we were founded in 1922.

Find out more about:

Our employability programme

Employing veterans with health challenges

Giving to the Poppy Factory

Volunteering opportunities

Tours of the factory in Richmond

Remembrance poppies, symbols and wreaths

Our events

Together, we can support hundreds more veterans like Wayne into life-changing careers.

Our Vision

We have a vision for a world in which every workplace values veterans with disabilities.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to help veterans with disabilities and employers, create successful careers