Norman Industries

Norman Industries

Norman Industries is a supported business. It employs over 60 people with a disability. People work between 4 and 37 hours a week.

Norman Industries works with people with a wide range of disabilities:

• Learning disabilities.

• Autism.

• Mental ill health.

• Physical and sensory disabilities.

• Substance misuse.

• Work limiting health conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and arthritis.

Norman Industries helps work-based settings such as our factory, craft workshop, farm shop and café. 

Work Experience

Work Experience gives people:

• Skills for work

• Training

• Improved CV

• A reference for future employers

Work Experience can be provided in a number of areas as listed below.

Paid Work

Norman Industries has supported employment scheme which supports:

  • Job Coach
  • Additional or specialist equipment
  • A support worker
  • Communication support

Support is funded from a grant from Access to Work.


Woodworking skills in building, maintenance and care-taking handyman roles.

Skills learnt include:

• Hand tool maintenance

• Use of electrical tools

• Product construction

• Finishing – To put together a product and decorate to a high standard.

Friday morning woodworking class.

Grounds Maintenance

Focus is on developing skills in a range of areas including mowing, strimming, weeding, hedge trimming, border maintenance and planting.

Skills learnt include:

• Use of garden tools

• Use of electrical/petrol garden machinery

• Recognising weeds

Working in the walled garden at Scolton Manor

Employment Supported Cafes

Our cafes focus on money handing, taking menu orders and customer service

Skills learnt include:

  • Usage of cooking utensils
  • Handling food
  • Usage of cooking appliances
  • Cooking/preparing food
  • Barista

Farm Shop

Our farmshop focus on money handing, preparing local produce and customer service

Skills learnt include:

  • Customer service skills
  • Money handling skills
  • Delivering stock
  • Handling local produce
  • Food Quality check 

Library of Things

Our rental shop focus on renting sport equipment, household and electrical appliances

Skills learnt include:

  • Customer service skills
  • Money handling skills
  • Item management
  • Basic computer skills

Pembrokeshire Circle Repair Café

Pembrokeshire Circle has a rental shop called Library of Things that provides service allowing people to lend items.

There is a repair café where the volunteers repair an item and show the person how to fix it.

If the item is broken beyond repair and the person plans to throw the item away donate it to the repair centres and if repairable the items will be added to the Library of Things.

Access Pembrokeshire Website Development

Our website tells the disabled public what facilities and services Pembrokeshire has available

Skills learnt include:

  • Computer skills
  • Website Development
  • Internet commutation
  • Research in the county
  • Keeping website up to date

We Can (The Pod)

We Can is a continued education project which aims to support young adults with learning disabilities and difficulties and/or autism during the transitional stages of their lives.

Skills learnt include:

  • Making new friends
  • Getting involved in creative activities
  • Learning new independent living skills

Accredited Training

  • Accreditation is offered in a range of topics linked to areas of work offered. Training is provided at Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 depending on need and capability.
  • Training sessions in groups and one to one.
  • Norman Industries is a member of the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE).
  • Support for employment is provided by the Work Choice programme.
  • Norman Industries is a Disability Confident Employer.
  • The Disability Confident scheme is run by DWP to identify employers who employ, support and promote disabled people in the work place.

Training is provided with Pembrokeshire College and Learning Pembrokeshire. People can get an qualification in a range of subjects include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Woodwork
  • Craft 
  • Essential Skills (Maths and English)
  • Employability 

Work Based Day Service

This supports people with higher levels of disability to engage in work-based activities.

This helps to increase their skills, build confidence and independence and get them ready for work.

Industry Information

Norman Industries has traded more than 40 years (1977-2017).

Norman Industries has a partnership with Scolton Manor. It does carpentry projects and tasks such as grass cutting, strimming and work in the woodlands.

Number of Projects

Norman Industries has a variety of projects for employees with disabilities including the farm shop and Edies Tea Rooms in Scolton Manor, No.5, Library of Things and The Social Zone. 

Social Media

Contact Details

Contact Information

Telephone: 01437 763650


Address: Snowdrop Lane
SA61 1JB

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