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The Macallan reveals £260,000 apprenticeship funds recipients

The Macallan has revealed the four businesses set to benefit from its Artisan Apprenticeship Fund, with each receiving a portion of a £260,000.

The purpose of the fund is to give businesses funding toward recruitment and the training of new apprentices. 

The recipients are Scottish businesses Alexander Manufacturing, Glasstorm and Powderhall Bronze, along with London-based business Shepherds Bookbinders. 

Proceeds for the fund have been raised primarily through the auction of The Reach 81 Years Old single malt.

Elizabeth McMillan, head of insight and sustainability at The Macallan, commented: “At The Macallan, we thrive as a local brand with a global presence because of the remarkable communities and networks with whom we enjoy strong interdependent relationships built on shared value creation. 

“The Macallan holds a deep affinity with all luxury artisans and master makers. Dedication to creativity, craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration are a key part of our brand DNA, and through The Macallan Artisan Collective and Artisan Apprenticeship Fund, we aim to establish a legacy of positive action by fostering meaningful progress for our key communities through partnerships, collaborations, and fundraising.

“Preserving and safeguarding legacy crafts, trades, skills, and values is an essential part of this, to help support employment for generations to come. We’re proud to play a part in training and guiding the next generation of artisans throughout Scotland and beyond.” 

The fund has been delivered through The Macallan Artisan Collective, a forum established in 2021 and created for master makers to network and collaborate on events and ideas. More information can be found here.

6 February 2023 - Bradley Weir