Gareth Ruddock – Inclusion & Social Justice

I’m the Chief Exec of Giraffe Trading and Checkin Works, in Perth. I took over the role from the founder of the organisations in 2016. Giraffe Trading Community Interest Company is the wholly owned subsidiary of Checkin Works, a registered charity. From our café and professional kitchen in Perth, as well as creating tasty food and drinks, we give opportunities to people from all over Perth and Kinross and beyond.
Previous to that I ran national programmes with Prince’s Trust, managed Scottish Government funds and worked in employability with the Wise Group.
I currently sit on the board for Perth Autism Support SCIO and SOLAS Festival, am Vice Chair of the Perth and Kinross Regional Food Group (Great Perthshire) and am a member of the Perth City Leadership Forum.
Whenever I have the audacity to have free time, I love to spend time with my 2 kids, 1 wife and 2 dogs!