In recent years, we have been proud to work alongside a growing amount of Social Enterprise projects across Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Our portfolio continues to grow and as a family run business, we at Rocco, strongly believe in supporting enterprises which support those who need a helping hand. Many social enterprise cafes now offer stable employment to individuals who may be vulnerable, face social exclusion and barriers to employment through various disabilities, mental health issues and domestic abuse. Individuals who may struggle to work elsewhere.
In order for such cafe initiatives to be a success, it is vital they can offer good quality products in an environment where staff are encouraged and supported. There has to be a strong level of trust in their suppliers. Suppliers, in turn, need to understand how the enterprise works and work with them to achieve their goals. We take this role very seriously and help by offering our support with ongoing barista staff training to improve confidence and skills in the workplace. This means consistently good drinks being produced by confident, happy and skilled baristas! We are more than happy to play our part in that! Monies and profits from Social Enterprise cafes are returned into the community which can really make a difference to those areas and to the people who need it most.
Within our portfolio of social enterprise and local charities are the fabulous Spoon Cafes in Glasgow and Centrestage in Kilmarnock. Our most recent social enterprise customer is the Tullochan Trust in West Dumbarton. This is a fantastic initiative aimed at young people age 17 -24. Young people are encouraged within the cafe to develop new skills and be prepared for the world of employment.
Rocco is delighted to be involved with such enterprises and hopes to continue to work with them as well as many more in the future. Please check out their stories and read about the amazing work that they do at: