Disability employment non-profit Bedford has launched a new commercial kitchen, the culmination of an organisational review in collaboration with management consultancy Partners in Performance.
Management consulting firm Partners in Performance has partnered with the Bedford Group to boost employment opportunities in South Australia for people with disability.
Driven by the need for Bedford to overhaul its funding model, the collaboration has seen the establishment of the employment non-profit’s first commercial kitchen, which officially opened its doors in March under the name Cultivate Food and Beverage.
“Our partnership with Bedford has led to the identification of an under-served niche in commercial kitchens, and the development of a model that will provide open employment opportunities for people of all abilities,” said Partners in Performance partner Ben Thompson.
“Bedford is a great case study on how not-for-profits can reinvent themselves and how consulting firms can successfully apply their commercial expertise to help the not-for-profit sector.”