Optimus Recruitment has donated £15,000 to the Beresford Street Kitchen (BSK) and committed to support the social enterprise for the next three years. The donation will go towards the apprenticeship scheme at the café, which provides workplace opportunities for people with widely ranging skills and life experiences, in particular, Islanders with learning disabilities and autism. In addition to the financial contribution, Optimus plan to host a programme of events at BSK, and have a hands-on approach to raise further funds. The new partnership was formed after staff at Optimus were asked to nominate local charitable causes close to their hearts. With one of the team having an autistic child, BSK was a natural choice. It was also felt that BSK’s vision was naturally aligned to that of Optimus – providing everyone with the skills and opportunity to find rewarding employment.