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    Staff are present from 8AM to 4PM on weekdays.
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  • Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop

    We provide training and sheltered work for people with learning
    disabilities in horticulture and related craft industries.
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Services

How can we help?
Opportunities

Opportunities

Applications are invited from those people with a learning disability who have an enthusiasm, aptitude and an interest in a career in horticulture. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsored Attendee at GROW please visit us onsite and speak to a staff member. Staff vacancies are advertised locally via the Guernsey Press & Social Media.
Produce

Produce

The growing year at Grow encompasses a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. These are sold on site and also offered to local businesses for sale. Our Sponsored Attendees also grow their own fruit and veg and attend the seasonal markets and summer Horticultural Shows to compete in various horticultural competitions!
Plants

Plants

We have an extensive collection of competitively priced summer annuals and perennial flowers on sale from spring through autumn. After this we sell Violas, Pansies and Primulas, Cyclamen, Garden Chrysanthemums and Primroses to provide winter colour for your garden or conservatory. We also sell and can also order a variety of hedging plants.
Gardening Services

Gardening Services

The Garden Maintenance division of Grow provides a wide range of services to large corporate businesses as well as private clients. Please call our office on +44 (0)1481 721865 for more details.

About GROW

Our Mission Statement
To provide a safe & secure working environment where people with learning and other disabilities can build up their own self respect and confidence levels so as to be able to work and interact within our community.

Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW), the first in the Channel Islands, was founded by the Guernsey Society for the Mentally Handicapped (now Guernsey Mencap LBG) and officially opened by the then Bailiff Sir Charles Frossard on the 14th July 1984. GROW is owned by a company (GROW Limited) that is registered as a Guernsey charity - No.147, the shares in which are in turn majority owned by Guernsey MENCAP LBG. Our function is to provide training and a sheltered work environment in horticulture for people with a learning disability.

We are funded in part, under a service level agreement with The States of Guernsey, as well as by the sale of plants, produce and by offering a Garden Maintenance service. We also rely heavily on donations to support the ever increasing cost of running the Grow Limited operation and to ensure that our service users have the very best working environment.

The company is controlled by a Board of Directors and has a Manager who controls the day to day operation of the business. The Directors are drawn from various interests on the island and meet regularly to formulate policy, review resources and to monitor progress of the business. Various departments within the States of Guernsey provide guidance and assistance with training and growing.

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Become a Friend of GROW (FrOGs) and donate directly to GROW by Internet Banking.
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The GROW Team


Directors

Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Andrew Le Lievre

Andrew Le Lievre

Angus Bodman

Angus Bodman

Redevelopment Director

Graham Elwin

Graham Elwin

John Domaille

John Domaille

John Woodward

John Woodward

Patrick Palmer

Patrick Palmer

Chairman

Tony Pickford

Tony Pickford

Finance Director

Trevor Pearson

Trevor Pearson

Management

Carol Brehaut

Carol Brehaut

Administrator
(Mon-Fri 8.30am-12.30pm)

Darren Brehaut

Darren Brehaut

Assistant Manager – Operations

Edward Higgins

Edward Higgins

Manager

Sheila Konig

Sheila Konig

Friends of GROW (FrOGs)

Amanda Brehaut

Amanda Brehaut

Contact Us

Grow Ltd Les Petits Quartiers Coutanchez St Sampson, GY2 4GE