We’re Moving

 

We’re Moving

The head office for Coffee Conscience Ltd will be relocating to Langbank, Renfrewshire on Friday 14th July 2017 (after 5pm) due to the continued growth of the business and access to our core customer base and suppliers. This change will only affect administration and customer service support and all goods / ingredients deliveries will remain into Perth as per normal. 

The new head office address from 14/7/17 will be:
Coffee Conscience Ltd
c/o Evergreen 26 Station Road,
Langbank,
Renfrewshire,
PA14 6YA 

We have planned and hope for a smooth and seamless transition but please acknowledge that there may be temporary disruptions to integrate IT and communication links on the 17th July but we will be working throughout the weekend to ensure any potential disruptions are minimised.

Michele, Ian, and I wish to thank you for your valued support over the past 5 years and we hope this new chapter enables us to mutually grow our respective businesses.

Prize Winner

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Caroline & friends

Coffee Conscience donated a prize of afternoon tea at Gleneagles to our friends at Torwood Garden Centre in aid of Children in Need 2015, this was won by Caroline who is a regular to the Blossoms Bistro on site.

However, due to big birthday celebrations for some of her attending friends Caroline ask if we could arrange  the celebrations for August of 2016, which we gladly did.

I think you`ll agree, it looks like they had a marvellous time!

Whitehill Community Centre Fun Day – University of West of Scotland

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Coffee Conscience are supporting Nicola Duggan (a student at University of the West of Scotland), to engage with the Whitehill community in Hamilton to raise awareness on further education as ‘a right and not a privilege’.  Nicola and 3 UWS staff members will be encouraging more individuals to enter further education and enhance their learnings and opportunities and her team will be present on 20th August at the Whitehill Community Centre, 9 Hunter Road, Hamilton. On the day there will be many family activities including planting and growing your own vegetables. Fairtrade tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and biscuits (donated by Coffee Conscience) will be provided at Nicola`s stand.

Ayrshire College Success

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We wish to welcome on board Ayrshire College to Coffee Conscience for the supply of their hot beverage equipment and products. Ayrshire, as a community, has close connections to our business, and we will be launching our brand and support into their campus units over the coming months. Community is a key ethos of our mutual organisations and we hope to serve their customers, students, and community with same values shared with our growing TUCO members. With their new Kilmarnock campus opening in Winter 2016 on the former grounds of ‘ Johnnie Walker’ factory, we wish them every success and hope they share the same world wide recognition. We look forward to a working in partnership and appreciate this excellent opportunity.

Family Fun day Sunday 14th August 12-4pm – Shettleston Community Growing Project

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Get along to the Shettleston community Fun Day with the children and enjoy a free ice cream, you can also participate in the numerous family activities on the day (see above). This project was highlighted in our blogs where we supported the project after fire destroyed their children`s workshop area and polytunnel. Marion Bate (Projector Co-ordinator) explained that following this disaster, the project has flourished and provided new and better facilities from the support and community involvement at the time of the incident. It`s the true community spirit which makes the real difference. With the forecast of sunshine and 18 degrees, let`s hope there is enough ice cream for the children on the day!

Do you know where Britain`s oldest intentional forest garden is?

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Our good friends at the Red Shed in Coldstream, Berwickshire has Britain`s oldest intentional garden and they are inviting the public to visit and see their Forest Garden which supports dozens of varieties of apples, pears, plums, hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, red, white and black currants, gooseberries, a range of hybrid berries (including worcesterberries and loganberries), raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and some more exotic species, such as American and Asian chokeberries and walnut species. In addition, the community group is hosting a weekend course on how to establish a forest garden. Contact Graham Bell on sales@grahambell.org or visit their website on http://www.grahambell.org Make the most of your summer!

Summer sport and the healthier option

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As the Scottish school summer holiday reaches half way, it is fantastic to watch children of all ages playing football, shinty, rugby, and a variety of sports on the council grounds on the Isle of Bute. Despite the grey skies, it is a healthier option for children to stay active and enjoy the fresh air, keep fit, and socialise with friends (old and new).

Bute Youth Football on the island started their pre-season friendlies and the team this year (sponsored in part by Coffee Conscience) wish the team well in the seasonal campaign ahead. With a steady team of regular players, the partnership and bonding is paying dividends on their part and the island has high hopes for the team.

TUCO Cycle Challenge 20-24 July 2017

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We are pleased to confirm our support for TUCO representatives aiming to raise £15k for a charity bike ride from Manchester to Exeter (host for the TUCO conference. If you can afford the time and money, please donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tuco  for  Hospitality Action who offer vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis; a truly worthwhile cause.

Coach House Trust House – Glasgow

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Set behind the tenements of the Great Western Road in the West End of Glasgow, this project has been instrumental to the support and launch of our ‘Wee Garden Kit’ project. Vegetables, fruits, and flowers have been prepared and planted here to experiment with the range and quantity to enable the first phase of kits to be delivered to schools and nurseries. With an already bulging request list for the project, an August workshop day is planned on the east coast to enable a large quantity of kits to be collected by schools and nurseries and to allow them to engage with the workshop programmes. Already plans are well under way for 2017 to take the supply levels up. Thank you to the staff at the Coach House Trust for the support and facilities and to John Hancox from Fruit Scotland for co-ordinating the initial launch packs.

 

Apple Orchard Day 2017

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Apple Orchard Day date has been confirmed for the 14th September 2016 at Holyrood Parliament in Edinburgh. This year the weather conditions, so far, have been excellent for growing, hopefully groups throughout Scotland will bring their fruits from community orchards planted in the past 4 years. With new MSPs appointed and with cross party support, it will be good to see new and familiar faces at the event as we share the update in the project funding and future plans.