In the course of its history the company has progressed over
one thousand local unemployed people towards jobs, further education and labour
market skills. Over fifty per cent of trainees have learning difficulties and
the company prides itself in its commitment to social inclusion and life long
learning for the most disadvantaged in the community.
Executive Minister Wendy Alexander with Christine Kennedy of May-Tag Ltd
with two trainees Andrew Young and Ross Campbell.
The company’s core business is still employment training
but it has also a community development role in assisting the Community Council
to identify beneficial projects and to seek funding for them. One such community
project developed by May-Tag is the jobs access project, SIGNPOSTS, now
mainlined by South Ayrshire Council and employing two full-time people. Another
successful project is the setting up of a voluntary forum network to manage The
Maybole Charity Shop in the town, which generates funding for different groups.
The benefit to the town’s fund-raising activities is beyond expectation and
good quality second hand clothing on offer locally is proving a popular and
necessary stimulant to High Street trading. The Shop also provides unlimited
scope for volunteering enthusiasts. The very successful painting &
decorating and garden maintenance scheme for low income families is now in its
fourth and last year, some two to three hundred families having benefited.
Current projects being progressed include a project to
develop Ladywell Gardens and the setting up of a local network to obtain
premises and funding for a Community Development programme.
for maps linked to descriptions and photos of sites in and about
Maybole produced by May Tag Ltd. )