Fly Cup Catering, based in Inverurie, who provides training and employment opportunities for adults with learning difficulties (trainees) in the catering sector, are delighted to announce that they are expanding and have recently taken over the coffee shop and kitchen within the Axis centre at Newmachar.
Business Manager, Denise Belshaw said: “We were approached by the Management Team of the Axis Centre at the beginning of the year to ascertain whether we might be interested in taking the lease to support their coffee shop.
I immediately saw the potential to enable us to offer the same training and employment opportunities for adults with learning difficulties living in the Dyce and coastal villages around the area, who are not able to access Inverurie so easily.
“We took over the lease at Newmachar in March.
“We now have new staff in place and are open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 4pm.”
The Newmachar team are learning about Fly Cup and the Charity as a whole and the work undertaken to improve the lives of the trainees.
Denise added: “It is not our intention to introduce trainees into the Newmachar setting until all the procedures and policies are in place and the staff fully trained on how to work alongside our trainees, and how to guide and direct them in a way that is structured and consistent.
“We hope that by the beginning of June our first trainees will be in place.”