The Poppy Factory

Member of Cobseo



Status Charity
Charity No. 225348
Company Reg No.


20 Petersham Road,
Surrey. TW10 6UR


Shaun Johnson & Mike Allen
Employment Coordinators
0208 939 1837

0208 940 3305
Twitter: @poppyfactory
Facebook: @ThePoppyFactory
Instagram: @thepoppyfactory
LinkedIn: The Poppy Factory


The Poppy Factory’s expert and well established employability team is there to help unemployed Armed Forces veterans with physical and mental health conditions back into sustainable and rewarding employment throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Working with the personal needs and career goals of wounded, injured and sick veterans we provide local 1-2-1 expert career advice and guidance; local job searches and links to employers in local area, CV reviews and interview coaching, plus ongoing in-work support once veterans start in a new job. As part of the process we also provide information on available funding and training resources accessible through our charity partners across the sector.

Physical or mental health conditions do not have to be attributed to service. Those in receipt of CTP Assistance may be ineligible for support but please call us to discuss.

We support the following Drop-Ins:

The Poppy Factory supports the following ASDIC Drop-Ins:

Change Step Wales, Military Community Veterans Centre (Rotherham), Surrey Armed Forces Drop In (SAFDI) (Woking), STOLL (London), VOS Portsmouth, VOS Isle of Wight, Woody’s Lodge, Wales (Rhyl 1st Wednesday, Colwyn Bay 3rd Thursday each month)

If we do not already support your Drop-In, please contact us as we have a team working in communities across England, Wales and NI and would like to support your group if we possibly can.