RE-EMPLOY has announced it will participate in Purple Tuesday 2019, taking place next week (November 12).

Purple Tuesday promotes the E2.25 trillion global spending power of disabled people and their families and calls on all organisations to make changes to improve the customer experience for disabled people.

Based at Brag's Crosshill Centre, Re-Employ employ people with diverse individual needs to help them gain valuable skills in the workplace.

Re-Employ is geared to making promotional items for companies and organisations ranging from wooden gifts, personalised tote bags and mugs plus much more.

A supplier of work and corporate wear, they are equipped to supply to all business types across Scotland. Re-employ now employs seven staff, all with physical or mental challenges, additionally supporting trainees and volunteers gain valuable work experience.

Gordon Reid, Business Development Manager, said "Re-Employ colleagues will be encouraged to host a variety of 'purple-themed' activities throughout the BRAG Business Gateway facility in Lochore" to promote and celebrate Purple Tuesday.

Purple Tuesday has been developed by disability organisation Purple; which works with businesses to improve the customer experience for disabled people.

Last year, the first ever Purple Tuesday was a huge success - with over 1,500 pledges to make concrete changes and improve the customer experience for disabled people. This included commitments such as: staff training, digital audits, better signage and training of frontline staff in basic British sign language. Purple Tuesday gathered support from over 750 businesses.

Irene Donaldson, founder of Re-Employ: "I am delighted Re-Employ is involved in Purple Tuesday. It underlines our public commitment to improve the customer experience for our disabled employees, trainees and volunteers. Meeting the needs of disabled employees and customers makes commercial sense for businesses and I am hopeful others will join the Purple Tuesday campaign. Together we can and commit to change the customer experience for disabled people for good."