Alexander’s Community Development appoints Carrick Management as business strategy partner



Dundee-based management consultancy Carrick Management has successfully been appointed the business and strategic planning partner of Alexander’s Community Development.

Nicola Brown, development director of Carrick Management and Kara Swankie, centre manager at Alexander’s Community Development

Alexander’s Community Development was founded as a charitable organisation with the aim of building, developing and delivering hands-on training on an all trades basis for young people and adults in the Tayside area.

Set up by John Alexander, who owns Tayside decorating firm Alexander Decorators. A native of the city, John is keen to get local young people thinking about their future career within the construction industry and help to support their future employment.

John launched Alexander’s Community Development after noticing a gap in the current offerings to young people who are ready to leave school and embark on their next steps in their career.

Carrick Management will focus on the development, planning and delivery of the Alexander’s Community Development charity by working collaboratively with the management team throughout the next nine months.

Nicola Brown, development director of Carrick Management, said: “We are very excited to be involved in the delivery of this fantastic project to bring positive change in our city.

“Carrick Management have been very impressed with Alexander’s Community Developments intention to boost the employability of young people in the area and the subsequent impact on the local economy. It is wonderful to be contributing in a project that is aligned with our aim to have a positive impact on the local community.”

Kara Swankie, centre manager at Alexander’s Community Development, said: “We are really excited to launch this unique service to Dundee and continue on the work we have been doing during this unprecedented time. Dundee is filled with local people who doing great work so we are delighted to be able to help them flourish through a tough time.”



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