Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise

Eclectic Catering…..

With limited time to eat and then perform, the Orkney Blide Trust people under Sandra Tait rose to the occasion under difficult circumstances and provided the 100 strong Glasgow Phoenix Choir with a more than ample fresh, boxed main course salad lunch with a Fruit Salad or Trifle, followed by Tea or Coffee and Shortbread in no time at all. When we next return to Orkney – they are our Picnic Suppliers of Choice!”

We couldn’t put it better ourselves! In order that our members can learn new skills and develop a strong work ethic we provide catering for external events. Eclectic Catering raise much needed money that is fed back into the clubhouse service. It also allows us to give people paid work experience through our Transitional Employment Placement scheme. Members can apply for posts in the catering team and are paid the Living Wage Foundation's rate of pay, which above the national minimum wage.

If you are looking for catering for an event use the link in the right hand menu. You can also call us on 01856 874 874 and ask for one of our caterers.

OBT Gardening Services…

Trade was very steady and we were kept busy the whole time. I very much enjoyed the occasion, with a good turn out all round. Hope to see another good plant sale next year.”

Our gardeners work to a three year growing plan and in partnership with St Colms Day Centre for adults with learning disabilities) hold regular plant sales that are very popular. By carrying out this work we challenge the stigma of mental health by demonstrating what people can achieve when given opportunities and support. Similar to the catering enterprise the money raised through the sale of plants and other projects is used to provide paid work experience and to support the clubhouse service. Members can apply for posts in OBT Gardening Services and are paid the Living Wage Foundation's rate of pay, which above the national minimum wage.

OBT Gardening Services maintain Tankerness House Gardens, Kirkwall for free, although donations to help us are most welcome! We welcome visitors and if we are working there ask us about the garden.

If you are looking for landscaping work, general gardening, grass cutting or path cleaning use the link in the right hand menu. You can also call us on 01856 874 874 and ask for one of our gardeners.

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