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posted by Key Enterprises

Key Enterprises has a vacancy for a Metalwork Supervisor to work with service users to deliver a metalwork service and develop metal art products.
The vacancy is currently for 14 hours per week and initially for 12 months, £10.20 per hour.
Please e-mail for a job summary and application form.

Farewell Gary

posted 18 Sep 2017, 03:18 by Key Enterprises   [ updated 18 Sep 2017, 03:18 ]

It was a sad time at Key Enterprises last week.
After over 20 years of working at Key, Gary Smith our fantastic metalwork supervisor has moved on to a new job.
You are going to be a big miss Gary.
This fantastic hand sculptured steel hare was Gary's last piece of work at Key Enterprises.
Good luck Gary and thank you for all of your work and time at Key.

Tour of Britain

posted 5 Sep 2017, 01:49 by Key Enterprises   [ updated 11 Sep 2017, 02:16 ]

Some of the Key cyclists headed off on their bikes yesterday afternoon to watch the Tour of Britain competitors whizz through Seaton Delaval.

Small Fish!!

posted 30 Aug 2017, 07:57 by Key Enterprises   [ updated 30 Aug 2017, 07:58 ]

The fishing group had an enjoyable few hours at Blyth today.  Unfortunately they didn't have any great catches - this small Coley was the catch of the day!

Bicycle Bar Stools

posted 25 Aug 2017, 01:50 by Key Enterprises

The latest items available at Key Enterprises are these unique bar stools made from recycled bike parts.  They are extremely strong, sturdy and comfortable.
£120 each.

Key Enterprises on BBC Radio Newcastle

posted 28 Jul 2017, 03:08 by Key Enterprises

If you missed it, here is the BBC Radio Newcastle Interview with Key Enterprises about Rex, the large handmade metal dinosaur being displayed as part of the Dino Jaws Exhibition at the Science Life Centre in Newcastle.

Summer Day Trip

posted 28 Jul 2017, 02:10 by Key Enterprises   [ updated 28 Jul 2017, 02:11 ]

Yesterday was Key Enterprises' summer day trip.
40 service users and staff had a lovely day out at Holy Island and Seahouses.  

Key Enterprises' Dinosaur at Life Science Centre

posted 28 Jul 2017, 01:57 by Key Enterprises

Carl Stephenson (service user), Lisa Donnalley (operational manager), Gary Smith (metalwork supervisor)

Local mental health charity's metallic T. rex comes to Life in Dino Jaws
27 July 2017

A new exhibit at Life Science Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, displays the incredible metalwork skills taught by Key Enterprises – a local charity that provides training opportunities and support for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and learning needs.
“Rex”, a 1.6-metre-tall metallic sculpture of the skeleton of a T. rex, is available for public viewing from today at Life Science Centre (Thursday 27 July), standing proudly alongside the animatronic dinosaurs in its Dino Jaws exhibition.
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Life, where Life Science Centre is based, said: “I’m happy to welcome the new addition to our dinosaur family. It’s a striking sculpture that I’m sure will be popular with our visitors. The fact that we are helping to support a fellow local charity is a bonus.”
Key Enterprises, based in Benton, North Tyneside, has been offering training to adults for 33 years in woodwork manufacture, wrought ironwork, furniture renovation, bicycle recycling, horticulture, catering and IT. 
Lisa Donnalley, Operational Manager of Key Enterprises, said: “All of the items produced in the departments are real works for sale to the general public to help support the important work of the charity.
“Our metalwork department are often commissioned to create unusual bespoke items for sale – but this is our first T. rex!”
Rex will remain on display in the Dino Jaws exhibition until it is sold by Key Enterprises. The price tag for the sculpture is £800.

Start the week with Fit Club

posted 17 Jul 2017, 01:41 by Key Enterprises

Everyone was raring to go with the Monday 9.00am fit club session.  Paul had some good drills and exercises to get those hearts pumping.

New Catalogue

posted 13 Jul 2017, 08:04 by Key Enterprises   [ updated 14 Jul 2017, 02:09 ]

Key Enterprises now have a revised and updated catalogue of the products and services which are available to customers.
If you would like a paper copy posted out please request this from reception at or by telephoning 0191 2701138.
Alternatively you can view the catalogue here

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