Gareth Ruddock

Posted: 25 August 2023, in

Gareth has been the Chief Exec of Giraffe Trading and Checkin Works (known locally simply as Giraffe), in Perth since 2016.

As a social enterprise, Giraffedoes good with food’ – supporting trainees with Autism and learning disabilities towards inclusion, attainment, and, if appropriate, in to employment, through a programme of socialisation, skills development, team building, accredited training, supported work experience and social activities.  The supported work experience happens across Giraffe’s café, training kitchen, outside catering activities and through innumerate community food activities via the Giraffe Community Kitchen.

Before starting the best job in the world, Gareth ran national programmes with Prince’s Trust, managed Scottish Government 3rd Sector Enterprise Growth funds and worked in employability with the Wise Group.

As well as SES, Gareth is the Chairman of the Perth and Kinross Anti-Poverty Taskforce and holds voluntary roles with a number of other organisations:-

Whenever he has the audacity to have free time, he loves to spend time with his two kids, one wife and two dogs!