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Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2021

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Alyson MacGillivray

Development Manager, South Islay Development

Robert Nichols

Consultant, Common Good Solutions

Teresa Lomas

Consultant - Accountant, LCT Consulting & Accounting

Pete Ekstedt

SENVIC Regional Manager, The Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE)

Brady Cronin

Project Officer, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Mackenzie Akin

Executive Director, Carleton Road Industries Association

Kelly Marie Redcliffe

Manager, Wolfville Farmers' Market

John Kay

CEO/Chair, Realize Strategies Co-operative/Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

Alyce Maclean

President, Common Good Cape Breton

Dirk Rohwedder

Regional Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs

Matt Pfahlert

Cofounder and CEO, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship

Janet O'Toole

Community Development Manager, Connemara West plc

Katja Rinne-Koski

Researcher, University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute

Dr. Wanda Wuttunee

Professor, University of Manitoba

Jane Millar

Development Manager, The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

Carly Mohamed

Board member, First Australians Capital

Kristi Fairholm Mader

Director, Initiatives and Innovation, Scale Collaborative

Dissa Syakina Ahdanisa

Founder, Fingertalk

Sally Reynolds

Development Manager, Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh (Carloway Estate Trust)

Nana Adjoa A. Sifa

Lead, Guzakuza

Joy Tony

Founder/Director, Durian Nigeria

Ganesh Neelam

Executive Director, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI)

Alisa Clark

Founder and Development Manager, Inspiralba

Lisa Lowthers

Learning Manager, Common Good Solutions

Steve Hartley

Chair, Newcastleton & District Community Trust

Emma Liddell

Advisor, Social Value Lab

Rachael Brown

CEO, Creative Entrepreneurs Club

Susan Clark

Chair, Glenurqhart Rural Community Association

Jackie Robertson

Community Member, Knoydart Old Forge Community Pub

Sacha Dench

Ambassador for the UN's Convention on Migratory Species

Naomi Johnson

Consultant, Social Enterprise Scotland

Aimee Ritchie

Director, S'Wheat

Alex Walker

Trustee, Development Trusts Association Scotland

June Dickson

Director, Environmental Health CIC

Jane Churchill

Strategy and funding, Pianodrome

Kirsty McIntosh

Head of Partnerships, Scottish Tech Army

Jennifer Murray

Business Adviser, CEIS

Humera Rafique

Tosin Ogunlesi

Data Scrum Master & Global Co-Chair, Black Professionals Scotland

Rachael Quinn

Business Services Officer, CEIS Ayrshire

Nina Graham

Business Advisor, CEIS

Sam Hulls

Head of Collaboration, The Melting Pot

Michael Cook


Mary Sinclair

Development Manager, Senscot

Mark Taggart

Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands

Pauline Hinchion

Director, Scottish Communities Finance Limited

Roddy Stewart

Business Delivery - interim Team Leader, CEIS

Laura Worku

Senior Policy Officer, Regional Economic Development, Scottish Government

Kevin Smith

Business Advisor, CEIS

Jim Hope

Development Officer, Barmulloch Community Development Company

Mike Shucksmith

Business Development Officer, Sleat Community Trust

James Finnie

New Business Development - interim Team Leader, CEIS

Evie Strange

Founder, Ullapool Unpacked

David Anowu

Founder, Sustainable Genius CIC

Mhairi McCann

Founder and CEO, Youth Stem 2030

Abbey Allen

Founder, Borders Sensory Hub CIC

Aneela McKenna

Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager, Scottish Parliament

Adele Prendergast

Founder, Your Pay Your Way

Kathryn Pierce

Founder, Somewhere

Kieran Daly

Head of Market Building, Social Investment Scotland

Sean Kerr

Director, Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC

David Capperauld

Founder, Saorsa 2030

Thiago Carmo

Thiago Carmo – Passion4Social Proud to be Different! Marketing with Diversity and Inclusion!

Gail Irvine

Senior Policy & Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Claire Carpenter

CEO, The Melting Pot

Joan Lawrie

Development Manager, Thurso Community Development Trust

Mairi Breslin

Director, Coorie Creative CIC

Dr. Poonam Malik

Non-Executive Director, Scottish Enterprise & Firstport

Laura Goodfellow

Head of Business Engagement, Interface

Yvonne McBride

Manager, Partnership for Procurement (P4P)

Manda Brookman

Founder and CEO, Permanently Brilliant

Peter Kelly

Director, The Poverty Alliance

Matt Buchanan

Venue Manager, Montrose Playhouse

Rhoda Meek

Founder, Isle Develop CIC

Julie McLachlan

Senior Manager - Economic Policy, North Ayrshire Council

Calum MacIver

Communities Director, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Kimberley Guthrie

Strategy & Relationship Consultant, Scotland's Towns Partnership

Morven Lyon

Interim Programme Manager, Community Shares Scotland

Louisa Macdonell

CEO, Development Trusts Association Scotland

Sarah Cameron

Development Manager, Senscot

Linsay Chalmers

Development Manager, Community Land Scotland

Michelle Ferguson

CEO, Scotland's Bravest Manufacturing Company

Jesse Audubey

Marketing & Communications Manager, Social Enterprise Scotland

Jonathan Coburn

Director , Social Shifters

Scott Mackay

Executive Director, Midsteeple Quarter

Kirsty Thomson

Founder and CEO, Circle Scotland CIC

Shona Robison MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Scottish Government

Martin Avila


Zahra Hedges

Director of Operations, Samtaler

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Scottish Government

For over a decade, the Scottish Government has been working with the social enterprise sector to establish a holistic ‘eco-system of support’.

Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise supports the growth of Scotland’s enterprising third sector - helping it maximise impact and sustainability.

Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) was established in 2001 to provide a new finance model for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises. Since then, SIS has invested over £100 million.

Point and Sandwick Trust

Point and Sandwick Trust is a Scottish social enterprise that promotes and funds community projects in the villages of Point and Sandwick on the Isle of Lewis. The Trust built and operates the UK’s biggest community wind farm, Beinn Ghrideag, one of the most successful income generators in the Western Isles. The £14 million project is 100% community owned and currently produces £800,000 a year in net income for the local community. Once capital costs have been repaid, it is expected to generate £2 million a year for support of projects in and around the local area.

Community Resources Network Scotland

Community Resources Network Scotland is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting the establishment of a circular economy in Scotland.

The Furniture Project (Stranraer) Limited

We help out in the community, and during covid we provided some essential services