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Broadcairn Community Trust

Broadcairn Community Trust was set up two years ago as a non-profit organisation committed to using the resources at their disposal for the maximum possible social and environmental gain.

Their primary activity is Broadcairn Construction, a fully fledged construction industry contracting company operating in the North-East of Scotland. Broadcairn Construction undertakes property refurbishment and construction work as Primary Contractor and subcontractor. They have operated under Construction & Demolition Management (CDM) Regulations conditions and also in 'open book' contracts. As well as providing cost-effective and high quality construction and property services, Broadcairn Construction actively provides training in Basic Construction Skills, to provide a transition from basic employability training towards full Modern Apprenticeships.

Broadcairn Construction is a self-managing operating department within the Community Trust. It was set up in October 2006, (initially as Broch Builders) as a partnership with Fraserburgh North Residents' Association (FRANRA). FRANRA were volunteering on a number of small gardening projects in Fraserburgh and had the idea to turn into a social enterprise. At the same time, it saw the opportunity to grow a social enterprise to deliver some of the landfill tax projects that it had developed.
 Broadcairn Construction has grown to 10 core staff and has provided 15 work placements. They have provided employment opportunities to long-term unemployed, people with disabilities, drug abuse issues and long-term illness. Broadcairn Construction undertakes commercial and private contracts in the property maintenance and landscaping markets, and is just starting its first £150k project. Broadcairn Construction has also proved to be a very cost efficient means of implementing some of its landfill tax projects.
In 2008, Broadcairn Constructionstaff will receive social enterprise training from the Scottish Social Enterprise Academy with a view to spinning out its services. If they manage to move into the Dalrymple Hall, Broadcairn Construction will be able to provide the infrastructure to support new social enterprises in Fraserburgh.
For latest news see link below

http://broadcairn.googlepages.com/news%21%21%21broadcairnconstructionfinishfirst

For further info`, contact;
Ken Munro
CEO
Broadcairn Community Trust
119-121 Shore St,
Fraserburgh
AB43 9BR
Tel: 01346 516444
E-mail: 
www.broadcairn.org


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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210