RE-EMPLOY'S "fabulous" new premises in Crosshill have been visited by MSP Annabelle Ewing.

And at the official opening the Cowdenbeath MSP took the opportunity to present the organisation's founder, Irene Donaldson, with the Disability Confident Leader award.

Ms Ewing said: “This brilliant organisation, based in Crosshill in my constituency, was set up after the collapse of Remploy, the UK’s largest employer of disabled people.

“Re-Employ supplies work, safety and leisurewear as well as branded goods, using machine embroidery and laser engraving.

"I would certainly urge local groups and businesses to remember Re-employ whenever they are looking for the sort of products they have on offer.

“I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to visit the Re-employ’s fabulous new premises within BRAG and to have been part of the celebrations marking them getting their Disability Confident Leader Award."

The Disability Confident scheme helps employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people.

It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and representatives of disabled people.

Ms Ewing added: “It really was a great delight to present this well-deserved award to Irene Donaldson who set up the company.

"Irene truly is a force of nature and by dint of her determination many young adults with particular needs have been supported into employment.

“Re-employ has grown into a very successful social enterprise and I was very pleased indeed to see the great support it enjoys in Benarty with many familiar faces there to celebrate this milestone.”