I have worked in the not-for-profit sector for 15 years and in that time have worked around both project development, enterprise start up and business growth. I have an MBA from Cranfield University having been awarded a voluntary sector scholarship.
I offer consultancy on:
- funding and resourcing
- enterprise growth
- start up and new programme development
- marketing and promotion
- project management and design
- project evaluation
While working in the waste and recycling sector (1997 – 2006) I developed a number of initiatives including the establishment of a business support programme as part of a £35M lottery fund and the set up of regional offices in order to foster better relationships between local authorities and community enterprises. In a growing sector this work involved understanding procurement cycles and procedures and working with the non-profit sector to prepare and change in tune with their environment.
In 2007 I moved to Edinburgh to set up new social entrepreneur start-up agency, Firstport. Again, developing relationships, raising funding and finance, marketing and promotion, staff recruitment, office set up and all aspects of running a small organisation. By the time I left five years later our turnover was £940,000 and we were a well established social enterprise support organisation.
I am currently a non-exec board member at Dumfries and Galloway College and have also been Vice-Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland.
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