Dunfermline based Cress Co supports Hand Picked 100

Dunfermline based Cress Co supports Hand Picked 100

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Joe Wall, owner of ‘The Cress Co’, has been a steadfast supporter of the Hand Picked employment initiative since 2014. This year he has shown his support this year by providing a three month paid job for Sherelle Proctor (21) from Kirkcaldy who is currently working for the company as part of the Hand Picked 100 campaign.

Sherelle left school at 17 and had hoped to find work as an administrator, however despite applying for numerous jobs, she found it hard to compete against people with more experience. 

Thanks to her Hand Picked job at The Cress Co, Sherelle is gaining much needed administrative experience that will help her progress her career within an office environment. She has been given the opportunity to hone her skills and experience working across the different departments in the Dunfermline based company which distributes speciality foods across the UK. 

Joe Wall said:

“Hand Picked 100 is a great project and I fully support its objectives to assist young people find their way into work.

“I was pleased that The Cress Co was able to create a short term contract over the summer months; which would give a young person a chance. 

“Hand Picked takes the time to understand my business and what I need from an employee. The team at Hand Picked have extensive experience in matching the right candidate to your company.” 

Having started out as a one-man operation in 2004, Joe has grown his company steadily and now operates from a 25000 sq ft unit in Dunfermline with two new depots in Wetherby and Milton Keynes, offering national distribution.  

Joe understands that many young adults need to prove their abilities through paid work experience. He continued:

“Sherelle is gaining experience working in customer service, finance and despatch. This breadth of experience should assist her in gaining a permanent job in an office environment when her contract with us comes to an end.”

Sherelle said:

“Hand Picked helped me get into a job that I love doing. Working at The Cress Co has given me great experience and I have really enjoyed working with the team. I have met amazing people and thanks to Hand Picked I have had the opportunity to work in a fun job that I really enjoy. I hope to secure a permanent role after my hand picked contract.”