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Chris was previously Managing Director of Callander Youth Project Trust and worked with the charity for seven years. Chris is a serial social entrepreneur who has a background in both formal and informal education. Chris has received national acclaim for his work at the youth project and has been recognised with a number of high profile awards including Exceptional Employee at the 2016 Scottish Charity Awards as well as being named 2017 Social Enterprise Champion.
Hannah recently joined as our Director of Services, taking responsibility for operational oversight, partnership development, strategic leadership, and a range of corporate support functions. Hannah started her career in the private sector across a variety of commercial, strategic and leadership roles at PwC, Virgin Media and AG Barr.
Her most recent role was as Business Adviser and Programme Lead at CEIS, supporting organisations with a range of challenges including a delivery of an internal business improvement programme. She is passionate about creating the conditions to enable social enterprises and a social economy to thrive. Outside of work, Hannah is a busy Mum to two small children and loves endurance sport, Pilates and reading.
Kim has spent the last 20 years have been spent working in the Third Sector with a focus on social enterprise – areas of work include developing and supporting networks; a range of employability projects; policy and development work including a number of European funded projects.
Kim has had a leading role in developing Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) – 20 place based and 7 thematic SENs connecting circa 1,500 social enterprises across Scotland.
Kim has also been involved in the co-production of the 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy and in developing a number of Place Based SE Strategies with Local Authorities and Place Based SENs.
Jayne has 19+years of experience in the social enterprise sector and working in membership organisations. She is confident that strengthening social enterprises will make Scotland a fairer and more inclusive country, because SEs are fabulous and do amazing things. She loves meeting people and finding out more about what they do.
I want to support our amazing social enterprise sector to be the best it can possibly be. I want our members to feel that we support them and represent their voices. I love meeting people so please tell me what you do.
Outside of work she is a Liverpool FC fan and have supported them for 45+ years. She has a dog called Arthur who is very terrier.
Janice joined Social Enterprise Scotland in July 2022 as Business and Enterprise Manager. She has worked in the social enterprise sector since 2003, initially setting up and establishing a furniture recycling project in Angus before moving on to work with Social Firms Scotland in several business development and advisory roles. She joined SENScot in 2020 as Development Manager, supporting the work of the Employability SEN and Local SENs. She has extensive experience of assisting people and organisations to establish sustainable social enterprises with a focus on employability.
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Kate joined Social Enterprise Scotland in 2007 as Administrator, responsible for membership, administering events, and acting as PA to the Chief Executive. Prior to this she was working at the Scottish Government as a temporary Policy Officer. Her background is in publishing and she worked at Elsevier for 10 years producing medical textbooks and journals.
Duncan works on all policy and public affairs for SES, from engagement with The Scottish Government, Parliament, local authorities and think tanks through to policy articles and blogs for the media. Duncan is a Journalism graduate of Edinburgh Napier University. He previously worked as a Journalist, as Communications Officer for a charity, as well as for a political magazine and events company. Duncan has worked extensively in The Scottish Parliament, firstly as media officer for an MSP group and then as a parliamentary aide to two MSPs.
Georgie worked for a social enterprise and have first-hand experience of the strengths and challenges that social enterprises face. I also studied Human Rights and Politics and has a real understanding of the political landscape for social organisations in Scotland. She is passionate about social justice and understand that social enterprises are a practical and sustainable way of achieving that. Georgie likes films and the Glasgow Film Festival is her favourite time of year!
Deniss joined SES from the Royal Society of Edinburgh where he worked as a marketing officer. He is a natural problem solver who is truly passionate about making a positive impact. Having worked in both the private and the public sector in marketing, business development and events, he believes that a purpose-driven business is the best way forward and a way for a fairer and stronger Scotland.
For the sector to flourish, it needs a strong advocating voice and Deniss is the right person to share the word about all the amazing things SES’s hard working team does and is working towards building lasting relationships with members, partners and other stakeholders.
Deniss has volunteered in a sport paintball league, where he also played for an international team competing around Europe and the UK.
Hannah has been with the SES over a year and in her time have supported the organisation with establishing a digital marketing strategy and supporting with the marketing duties.
Hannah has a great attention to details, copywriting and project management skills. She is motivated to help other social enterprises by the work of SES.
The Social Enterprise Scotland Board is responsible for the strategic management and direction of Social Enterprise Scotland. Members of the board have to meet an established criteria. They are present as individuals and do not represent the organisations they work or volunteer for.
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Alex works for Mydex, a Community Interest Company (CIC), which provides identity and personal data services to citizens and organisations across the public, private and third sectors in the UK. Alex has worked in technology, food and drinks industries, in the third sector and the public sector in Scotland, UK and Europe and has an MA from University of Edinburgh. Alex is also a Board Member of Birthlink.
Angela founded Resonate Arts House in 2010 as a self funding social enterprise. Resonate Arts House is now a welcoming environment that is accessed by 300 people per week. Resonate now has 3 industrial units housing; two gallery spaces; a shop; wellness room; functional office; a printing trading arm (Resonate Press); and a printing press for publications (Resonate & Blue). Angela is also a Board Director of ACOSVO.
Kieran Daly is a social investor and social innovation specialist and is Head of Market Building at Social Investment Scotland. Prior to this, Kieran was Scotland Manager for Big Issue Invest, where he delivered a multi-agency partnership, engaging the private, public and third sector in mentoring and lending money to early stage social ventures. Kieran is also a director of MsMissMrs and the TIE Campaign and was previously Chief Operating Officer at FoodCycle. He’s worked in the social sector for over 15 years for social enterprises in London and Scotland.
Neil has been Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) since December 2007. During this time, SEA has become the largest Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Centre in Scotland, and has shared its model internationally, with partner hubs established in 12 countries. Neil was previously MD of an IT Consultancy firm. He also developed the idea for a social enterprise in 2004, Quit&Save, to support people to quit smoking.
Irene is the Founding Director of I’mPerfect Foods. A social enterprise whose mission is to innovatively and responsibly reduce waste in the food supply chain for enhanced societal, economic and environmental benefits. Irene has a number of years’ experience in a variety of social projects and matters. She has a strong background in community and cross-cultural engagement. In addition to I’mPerfect, she also leads Knowledge-Bridge which is an organisation that promotes cross-cultural exchanges, inclusion, diversity and race relations.
Clarrie works for social enterprise HISEZ, also known as Impact Hub Inverness. Impact Hub Inverness runs a co-working space in Inverness and supports the development and growth of social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands. Clarrie’s main roles include delivering the Just Enterprise business support programme as one of the key delivery partners and supporting the organisation’s other contract work. Prior to working for Impact Hub Inverness, Clarrie worked for social enterprise Communities Housing Trust as its Marketing and Communities Assistant.
Melanie is leading Big Society Capital’s work to support social enterprises to engage with social investment. Formerly Chief Executive of Social Enterprise West Midlands CIC, Melanie led it from a publicly funded project to a sustainable social enterprise through four years of trading and growth. With a background of 20 years in retail Melanie has also deployed her commercial skills to run her own consultancy working with community organisations and charities to raise funds and to look at new ways of sustainable income generation.
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