New business that provides more than profit

Gift Corner, a newly refurbished shop in Stonehaven, was officially opened this week by Sir Robert Smith MP.  Gift Corner provides employment opportunities to 18 people with disabilities and other support needs and sells a variety of gift items and embroidery products for all occasions. 

Gift Corner is a new addition to Corners Turned Limited - the subsidiary company of leading charity Cornerstone - established in 2009 to generate income for Cornerstone's work in the community and provide employment and training opportunities to the people they support. 

Previously known as Woodview Craft & Design, and managed by Aberdeenshire Council, Gift Corner is an excellent social enterprise in the community, selling many gifts produced in the partnering employment and training workshop also in Stonehaven.  

Mark Rait, Head of Marketing & Enterprise for Cornerstone said "Cornerstone is very pleased to be working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council in managing and developing this valuable employment and training service for people with disabilities and other support needs. 

"Over the next two years we aim to increase the number of people we support through Gift Corner and the workshop to help them gain the skills, confidence and experience needed to progress towards mainstream employment."

Members of the public are welcomed to come along and see the new shop, located at 26A Evan Street, Stonehaven. 

Agnes Gibson, Michelle Dunbar and Pamela Walker pose outside the newly refurbished Gift Corner

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