Alex Hops On (The) Board!

30 Jun 2016

We’re very happy to share a  wonderful success story, a joint venture between The Board Cafe and Pure Innovations

Great adversity and barriers to work have been overcome by dedication, determination and the support of a brilliant forward-thinking employer, Dave McNair from The Board Cafe willing to put his faith in Alex who wanting a job.

The Board Cafe, Cheadle Hulme

The Board Café Bar is a new, modern, stylish café in Cheadle Hulme serving up home cooked breakfasts, lunches, meals and oh so many cakes, all from locally sourced produce! It’s just the sort of place we’d all love to spend a little time in, relaxing with a frothy cappuccino and a good friend!

Moxie Board Cafe photographer 24-06-15 (25 of 36)

Alex has been working with Emily & Paula from Pure’s Employment Team for Stockport for a month, figuring out his capabilities, his interests and his motivation. Food and the service industry was something Alex was keen to try and so Paula reached out to Dave McNair, owner of The Board, arranging a trial period and a working interview.

Well, Alex really impressed Dave with his skills in the kitchen and at the counter, and his sense of humour really brightened up the days. He passed his working interview with flying colours, and is now officially a paid employee working three days a week!

Dave says:

“Alex is settling in at The Board really well. It’s important that we recognise the barriers to work that face young people, especially young people with a disability or disadvantages and do what we can to help overcome them. Give them a chance!

I’m really looking forward to working more with Alex; he’s a part of our team now and we’re glad to have him.”

The Board Cafe




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