As a social enterprise trading charity, Glencraft provides career opportunities for disadvantaged and visually-impaired people who currently make up 80 per cent of the workforce.

Recently the shop floor team has been working a three day week but the contract to supply mattresses for the student accommodation flats, Pittodrie Street and Caledon Garthdee from Robertson, alongside a host of other Aberdeen based contract wins, means the company can consider moving towards a four day working week for the team.

Graham McWilliam, MD of Glencraft said: “This order from Robertson, to supply 818 mattresses for their student accommodation flats development on Pittodrie Street and Caledon Garthdee is a significant contract for our business. Aberdeen’s business community is very effective when it comes to partnerships and collaborative working and we’re very pleased that we’ve been selected by Robertson to fulfil this contract.

“The shop floor team had to reduce its hours to three days a week back in January 2016, which was a business decision which we did not take lightly. However, this contract certainly helps towards moving the team back on to a full time working week.

“Glencraft are one of only two companies within our sector in the UK to have a Royal Warrant to HM The Queen and is testament to the quality we produce"

 

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