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Business / First minister’s residence now stocked with soap company products

Members of the soap company with Nicola Sturgeon.

NICOLA Sturgeon is now washing her hands with Shetland Soap Company products after the social enterprise secured an order to supply her official residence.

A delegation from the COPE Ltd company was also invited to visit her Bute House residence in Edinburgh for high tea earlier this week.

Staff and team members enjoyed tea with Sturgeon in the grand surroundings and even spent time with the first minister at the Scottish Government’s meeting room.

The soap company secured an order to supply Bute House with products for its bathrooms following a visit made by Sturgeon to its Commercial Street premises during the recent by-election campaign.

COPE Ltd CEO Ingrid Webb said: “I am so proud of our amazing participants and how they embraced the opportunity to talk to our first minister.

“They asked great questions and engaged with her so well. We are aware that these opportunities do not come around everyday and wanted to ensure that we spoke about our social purpose and how we can sustain and grow this in the future.

“The first minister was very supportive of our ideas and made sure that our participants had a splendid afternoon.”

It is not the first brush with fame for Shetland Soap Company in recent months – its products have featured in the Elle, Vogue and Tatler magazines.

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