Our Story

After many years of running large corporate teams and seeing lots of ‘secret’ collection envelopes being passed around the office, Collection Pot Founder, Wendy Carter thought that there must be a more fun and less time-consuming way of collecting for special occasions. This was backed up by a conversation overheard between a receptionist and an office manager who were complaining that they had put in the lion’s share of the collection for someone in the office ‘yet again‘.

The whole thing sounded time consuming and dull – surely there was a way to reduce all the administration around gifting?

That’s when Collection Pot was born, taking away the hassle and time associated with buying a gift for a birthday, engagement, baby, retirement or team night out.

Collection Pot was officially launched in early 2019 offering businesses, groups of friends and family a chance to simplify collections for each celebration, whatever the occasion.

The Collection Pot recipient can then go on to spend their pot online via the Collection Pot catalogue which offers a wide range of gift cards, ecodes from many online and High Street retailers.

Moving forward to 2020, the business has seen a wealth of charitable collections and has now opened up the ability for registered UK charities to receive the additional benefit of Gift Aid. In order to pass on as much as possible to charities, Collection Pot has made the following pledge:

*This means if you want your charity of choice to receive 100% of your donation, our smart calculator will tell you exactly how to do that.

For individuals or groups wishing to raise funds for a charitable cause, there is also no fee to set up a fundraising pot.

Simply, it’s the best way to bring people together to make celebrations, special occasions and fundraising collaborative.