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COPE Ltd scoops award

The COPE Ltd team at the awards.

LOCAL social enterprise COPE Ltd is celebrating after winning a prize at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards.

The team picked up the Enterprise award at the event in Edinburgh on Friday (18 May).

The category highlights businesses that help people with learning disabilities.

COPE Ltd chief executive officer Ingrid Webb said: “We are delighted to have been recognised at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards.

“We are committed to giving people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a supportive and inclusive work environment, free from stigma and discrimination.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of every one of our customers for their continued support. Without you none of this would be possible!”

Employability manager Alison Moar added that a “huge part of our success is due to our team of people with learning disabilities who every day produce, promote and sell a wide range of items through different business outlets.

“I hope this recognition raises awareness in Shetland, and beyond, of just what people with learning disabilities can do in a business setting if they are given the right opportunity and support.”

COPE Ltd has been operating for 20 years and it now has a turnover of £1 million thanks to its various business projects such as Shetland Soap Company, Shetland Home Co and Shetland Garden Co.

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