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Re-employ

Set up in 2015 by Irene Donaldson Re-employ became a social enterprise in 2016. Irene previously worked for the DWP and was involved in the Connect project in partnership with BRAG, this government initiative aimed to aid the re-employment of the workforce from Remploy’s Cowdenbeath factory when it closed. The project was very successful and helped to find employment for many of the workers. There were still some who were finding it very difficult to gain employment elsewhere so with BRAG’s support RE-employ was born.

The company now employ 7 staff and have 9 volunteers who all have differing disabilities that make finding suitable employment very difficult. The Re-employ team create bespoke gifts, branded items like mugs, keyrings, mouse mats, bags and have recently launched a new workwear catalogue on their website. They also have some hand finishing and fulfillment contracts from several companies. Volunteer Charlene said of her time at Re-employ: “It’s a nice friendly place, you meet really nice people and work hard together as a team.”

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The team are based at BRAG’s Crosshill Community Enterprise Centre and are open Tues to Thurs and by appointment out with these days.

For more information visit their website here or call 01592 869020 and ask for Gordon Reid Business Development Manager.