About Us

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

The Poppy Factory provides bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of disabled veterans around the country, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.

Press releases

Defence Minister visits disabled veterans' charity to discuss Armed...

The Poppy Factory’s new CEO, Deirdre Mills, together with 27 disabled veterans welcomed Minister of State for Defence, Earl Howe, to their... read more

01.02.2017 • By The Poppy Factory


The Poppy Factory is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Deirdre Mills. Deirdre will take up her post on 16 th... read more

09.11.2016 • By The Poppy Factory

Welfare Minister “Honoured” to Visit Charity for Disabled Veterans on...

Welfare Minister, Caroline Nokes, saw first-hand the employment support provided by The Poppy Factory in Richmond on yesterday on the first day of... read more

27.10.2016 • By The Poppy Factory

Poppy Factory CEO announced as successor to head of Help for Heroes

The Poppy Factory has confirmed that Melanie Waters is stepping down as its Chief Executive to take on the mantle of CEO at fellow Armed Forces... read more

04.08.2016 • By The Poppy Factory

​Princess Royal visits sailing charity for injured veterans

The Princess Royal has visited a sailing charity to meet staff, volunteers and beneficiaries and to mark the start of preparations of a bid to... read more

07.04.2016 • By The Poppy Factory

Helping Veterans Help Themselves

The Trades Brigade is delighted to announce another veteran who not only is finding a route back into work but has set up his own business with... read more

04.01.2016 • By The Poppy Factory


The Poppy Factory, the country's leading employment charity for ex-Service personnel with health challenges, has just launched a website to make... read more

07.10.2015 • By The Poppy Factory