Clydesdale Community Initiatives Film - June 2018
Check out this absolutely wonderful video about CCI and the work we deliver alongside our dedicated and talented volunteers. Huge thanks to everyone who took part and to Social Impact Films who produced this excellent video.Posted by Clydesdale Community Initiatives - CCI on Monday, 18 June 2018
CCI Scotland is a unique social enterprise, incorporating a charity that delivers exceptional person centred programmes to individuals with a range of support needs and a professional construction company that delivers outstanding quality and value on a range of landscape and minor civils contracts.
With a mission statement to give everyone the opportunity to make a contribution to their community, CCI’s model focuses on the interests and abilities of our participants rather than on their illness, disability or disadvantage.
Our Landscape Contracts division specialises in small and medium sized projects where primary contractors and community and public sector partners benefit not only from our professionalism and value, but also from the enormous additional community benefits that we can deliver as part of any contract. All profits from our landscape company are reinvested into the charity.
Our organisation is guided by a voluntary Board of Directors who provide the mix of backgrounds, skills and experience required to ensure that our unique organisation flourishes.
Treasurer – Andrew Walker, Retired Accountant, C.A.
Director – Hamish Neilson, BSc Hons. PGD(Landscape Architecture) MRTPI, CMLI
Director – Niall McShannon, M.A. PGCE
Director – Rachel Hill, Principle Teacher in Special Needs (Retired) Dip. Ed. Post Grad in Support for Learning
Director – Richard Paterson, Lecturer, South Lanarkshire College. HND in Construction, Further Education Diploma
Director – Margaret Kealey, Dip Ed. Post Grad Special Educational Needs, Dip Nursery Education
Director – Martin Berkley, Chartered Surveyor ARICS. Chartered Landscape Architect MLI
Director – Lorna Gourlay
CCI Scotland is both an award winning social enterprise and a professional construction company. We use small to medium sized landscape construction, horticulture and be-spoke woodcraft contracts as platforms for delivering exceptional health improvement, training and social inclusion outcomes.
Clydesdale Community Initiatives was initially set-up in 2002 to enable young people at risk and adults with mental health issues to develop a derelict site in Lanark, South Lanarkshire. This project was so successful, with both groups gaining exceptional skills and confidence from their involvement, that it was decided they would undertake further projects.