Eat Pennines, which stands for Employment and Training Pennines, aims to support disadvantaged young people from the Pennine area and give them the necessary skills to succeed in a career within catering, customer service and horticulture.
They have a number of establishments, such as Eagle and Child in Ramsbottom and EAT+DRINK+SHOP in Heaton Park.
Eat Pennines have previously organised ‘pop up’ shops which are run by around 15 marginalised and unemployed young people communities across the Pennines who have shown interest in food. After a 14-week practical training programme, the ‘pop up’ shops are opened, with the food grown, cooked and served by the team. This is just one of the many projects EAT Pennines undertake to help and develop young people in the area. The opportunities created are invaluable to vulnerable young people and give them a chance to gain essential real work experiences, from direct work in establishments and work-related visits. They have successfully developed countless young people from across the Pennines, with a fantastic completion rate of 84%.
As well as developing young people, Eat Pennines have also completed an extremely successful crowdfunding campaign to develop a community orchard in Heaton Park, which was undertaken with the help of Manchester City Council, Manchester Beekeeping Association and Incredible Edible in Heaton Park. The orchard was a fantastic opportunity to create something that the whole community can enjoy and helped to maintain the beautiful settings that Heaton Park has to offer. This is just one of the fantastic projects that Eat Pennines have undertaken in the area. For more information on the training opportunities available at Eat Pennines, contact them on 0161 2584476 or visit their website - http://eatpennines.com/
Thank you to Eat Pennines for their support of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2018 and we look forward to the Sponsor’s Dinner on September 20th.