Pulteneytown Peoples Project
Contact: Katrina MacNab
Tel: 01955 608530
Fax: 01955 602062
Pulteneytown People’s Project (known locally as ‘PPP’ or the Pulteney Centre) was started by the local community in 2003 with the aim of creating opportunities to improve life chances, quality of life and economic well-being but now we are 13 years down the line and we are progressing and expanding as a community centre every day.
We are a social enterprise and all profits go back into the community and the facility. We operate as a business and with your continuous support to the PPP, you are also supporting the community we serve. We are a registered company and charity with keys aims to provide services and amenities that will improve the area.
Initially employing one and a half members of staff, PPP has grown over the past 13 years and now currently provides over 50 sustainable jobs for local people. At least seven of our current workload was unemployed prior to being recruited by us. We have good staff retention and we grow and develop our staff teams. An example of this is our Junior Management Team that we began at the start of the year. This involved taking the junior staff from all departments and having fortnightly training sessions that involved full cost recovery, risk assessments and the understanding of sustainable services.
The hard work and dedication over the years have been recognised through many awards and we have been asked to share our practices as far away as India and the USA as well as talking at conferences across Scotland. We have also just recently won the award for ‘Best Social Enterprise of the year by the Highland & Islands Enterprise.
The culmination of all this work has been the £3.8 million purpose-built Pulteney Centre which opened over four years ago in Feb 2012. Since then our services and team have grown rapidly and we now have over 1000 people using our services and facility every week.