OUR STAFF: CORE TEAM

Judith Eele

Judith Eele

Development Team
Chris Strachan

Chris Strachan

Development Team
Claire Martin

Claire Martin

Development Team
Margot Love

Margot Love

Development Team
Jennifer Macdonald

Jennifer Macdonald

Development Team
Celisse Macaulay

Celisse Macaulay

Development Team
Lynda Johnstone

Lynda Johnstone

Development Team
Douglas Westwater

Douglas Westwater

CEO & Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland
Sarah Cameron

Sarah Cameron

Development Team
Victoria Pearce

Victoria Pearce

Development Team
Kate Sarti

Kate Sarti

Development Team
Kylie Fagan

Kylie Fagan

Development Team
Andrew Rogers

Andrew Rogers

Development Team
Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Development Team
Erin Gardner-Young

Erin Gardner-Young

Development Team
OUR STAFF: CREATIVE TEAM

OUR STAFF: DIGITAL TEAM

Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes

Marketing & Communications Lead
Jane Mackinnon

Jane Mackinnon

Digital Lead
OUR BOARD:

Richard Bowes

Richard is systems change facilitator and consultant.  Following a period of time in a large finance institution, he now works internationally helping organisations find better ways to achieve their objectives.

Nick Addington

Nick is Chief Executive of the William Grant Foundation, a grant-making body linked to one of Scotland’s leading family-owned businesses. He was formerly Head of Philanthropy Services at Foundation Scotland where he spent a decade delivering and designing funding programmes to support community groups and local charities.

Lorna Edwards

Lorna is the Head of Business Engagement at Abertay University. She has worked across public, private and third sectors as part of the team at Nesta, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Social Enterprise Academy, Scottish Human Services Trust and the Scottish Leadership Foundation.

Chris Growcott

Chris has been a member of the management team at the Bike Station since 2010.

He was a co-director of The Graphics Company, a workers’ co-operative for ten years before that and has been involved in various social enterprise and co-operative networks during this time.

Peter Rae

Peter is a senior manager in Link Housing, one of the largest social enterprises in Scotland. His career in the third sector and with one of the most innovative housing associations brings the team invaluable experience.

OUR ASSOCIATES:

Audrey Mutongi

Audrey is a social entrepreneur with a background in community development and entrepreneurship. Audrey has experience of intercultural connections, having had different roles within the third sector both in Scotland and abroad since 2013. Audrey founded the social enterprise The No.1 Befriending Agency in 2017 and is well versed with non-profit start-ups. Audrey is also completing her doctoral studies evaluating capitals that support communities to thrive with a focus on social capital.

Rob Robinson

Rob is a strategic planning consultant in the heritage and tourism sectors.  He specialises in business plans, activity plans, interpretation plans and feasibility studies.  He established Rob Robinson Heritage Consulting in 2004 and has since completed over 160 projects throughout Scotland and the north of England for community groups, charitable trusts, private businesses and government agencies.

Cara Westwater

Cara holds an LLB complemented by an HNC in Media Communication. Cara joined Community Enterprise in 2023 as a Junior Project Associate, actively contributing to project initiatives. Cara also volunteers with Citizens Advice and is driven by a commitment to making a positive impact within Scottish communities.

Katherine Hannon

Kat has over 12 years’ experience in the third sector, working with a range of charities (focusing on education, health and sustainability), with the aim of enabling people from diverse backgrounds to have equal opportunities to access cultural and community spaces and services. Kat also works at Leap Befriending service, who aim to enhance the lives of older people living in South Lanarkshire.

Melissa Molina

Melissa has extensive experience working with organisations and supporting their development plans. She has worked closely with the public, private and third sector and has managed large investment projects. She has a good network of contacts in the Scottish Business Eco-System and is seen as a ‘go-to’ person for business support in Scotland.

Danielle Fanning

Danielle developed a keen interest in social enterprise after working with projects in various countries.  She started her career in research and is now using those skills to provide a deeper understanding and actionable insights across a broad range of projects at Community Enterprise. 

Gwenaelle Joubert

Gwen has a background in project development and management as well as fundraising & communications. She has supported a cross section of organisations to implement and run projects as well as grow their profile and income including Mental Health, Rural Community groups, Women’s Services, International Development and Conservation. Gwen has worked with organisations in Scotland, the UK and internationally, specifically those working in small teams and at grassroot level to develop organisational, fundraising and communication strategies which align with their mission, vision and values.

Charlotte Lee

Charlotte is passionate about supporting communities and organisations to create and work towards goals and aspirations that are important to them. Charlotte has 30+ years’ experience in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors at both a local and national level. This has included project/strategy development, governance, training, facilitation and community engagement, social research and evaluation.

Marcus Coetzee

Marcus is a management consultant with 26 years of experience in the third sector - including 22 years providing strategic support to organizations that have a socio-economic and environmental impact. He has worked on projects in several African countries and has recently moved to Scotland. He specialises in strategy facilitation and design.

Ben Williams

Ben is a Project Manager by trade and his areas of specialism include project planning, programme management and business development. After leaving the private sector, he developed a keen interest in Social Entrepreneurship and spent 5 years working as a development officer, for Ullapool Community Trust, on a range of regeneration projects. Ben also lectures in Business Management at UHI.

Dan Rous

Dan has been running and developing Community and Social Enterprises in Scotland since 2003.  He has a heart for developing projects that enable people and communities to be developed.  Dan will work across all sectors supporting with visioning, funding, marketing and other development needs, and has a specialty in working with church and faith-based projects.

Molly Greasley

Molly has a background in project development and management, having worked in a range of third sector settings to implement and run projects working across varied policy areas, such as mental health, fuel poverty, and benefits and debt advice. She also has several years’ experience in fundraising, community engagement and research, specifically working with small and grassroots groups to support them to make change within their communities.

Daria Jaszcz

Daria is an experienced digital marketer across social media and SEO, with a background in the Music Industry and a Master's in Music: Creative Industries. She has experience in coordinating social media and SEO campaigns across a variety of industries, alongside experience in youth empowerment within the creative industries.

Aidan Pia

Aidan was Executive Director at Senscot from 2001 until 2020 - overseeing activities which included the establishment of local and thematic SENs – as well as, with others, the formation of a number of the organisations that are now part of our social enterprise support infrastructure in Scotland. Aidan continues to do some freelance work on a part-time basis.

Chris Sutherland

Chris has over 30 years' experience of working in third sector and public sector organisations, undertaking a wide range of roles within regeneration, skills and employability, community engagement, youth work, health, and social care. Chris’ areas of expertise include business development, bid and tender writing, skills and employability, stakeholder engagement and capacity building. 

Fiona Begg

Fiona has a degree in architecture and renovated the old school in Kyle to run her restaurant and bookshop business for 20 years. She was a founder member of Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust.  For the last 10 years Fiona has project managed community building projects throughout the Highlands including a new innovative hub on the Isle of Eigg.

Diane Cameron

Diane has worked across Scotland and the UK, supporting community organisations and social enterprises with a focus on marketing and sustainability.  She specialises in work with community sport and leisure organisations.

Karen MacMillan

Karen is a chartered accountant with a sound and detailed understanding of financial systems, budgeting, accounts and cash flow projections.  She uses this technical knowledge to support community groups who often don’t have that expertise on their team or board.

Margaret O'Connor

Margaret has supported a wide range of third sector and public agencies to achieve community, social and business objectives.  She worked as a chief executive of a small charity and spent around 20 years as a senior manager in local government.  Her background is in community development, the arts, social housing and health and she is MBA qualified.

Martha Schofield

Martha is a graphic designer based in southwest Scotland, she came to work with Community Enterprise through her involvement with local community groups and now continues to enjoy working as part of the team as a research associate.

Becca Logan

Becca has 20+ yrs leadership experience across myriad UK and International voluntary-sector organisations, and now to a range of cultural, heritage, environmental, youth, education and enterprise initiatives across Scotland. Becca’s experience and skills span fundraising, philanthropy, events, volunteer development; to help create sustainable and strategic change, dynamic partnerships and maximum impact and return on investment.

Pamela Redpath

Pamela is a chartered accountant but following an initial career in banking and accountancy, chose to transfer those skills into supporting the development of third sector organisations.  As well as having a detailed and formal financial knowledge, she is also a specialist in legal and management models for charities and social enterprises.

Marissa Waite

Marissa has 10+ years of experience working in the digital sector. She has been a freelance web designer for 4 years, and previously worked at a small agency specialising in digital marketing and project management. She combines her love of digital with her musical background (she has a BA in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)  to work mainly with personal brands, creatives, and third sector organisations.

Niall Mackay

Niall has worked for nearly 14 years in the Social/Market Research sector. He has knowledge of both Qualitative and Quantitative data collection using In-depth interviews, Observational Research and Surveys. He worked on projects in the areas of Crime, Local Services, Social Attitudes, Politics, and Media Engagement amongst others. He also has extensive experience of training/coaching staff and volunteers in this role.

Nicola Hanssen

Nicola is an RMN to trade and has lived and worked in Health and Social care settings in both Norway and Scotland for over 30 years. She has both a background in Health and Social Care commissioning and led a registered charity and social enterprise for 10 years.

Anna Roscoe

Anna has been working in social enterprise since she was a teenager, going on to complete a management training scheme with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and then joining Senscot.  She developed a vast experience across the sector working with many types of organisations.  She now specialises in water safety and international development.

Robbie Norval

Robbie is a social entrepreneur with a background in law and languages. Having had different roles within the third sector, he founded the social enterprise Lingo Flamingo in 2015, and is well versed with non-profit start-ups. Robbie has recently completed his PhD in evaluating the contribution of social enterprises in supporting older adults and is particularly passionate about empowering people living with dementia.

OUR PARTNERS:

Architect led design teams - We have a close working relationship with around 6 design teams with different specialisms eg in heritage, rural, community or energy efficiency.

We have technical partners from independent valuers and quantity surveyors, to VAT assessors and HR advisors.  We bring these in to complement our work.

Unlocking Potential: Unlocking Potential: We work in partnership with the Unlocking Potential platform with many of our impact assessment because we believe relationship and networks are key to the strength of communities and the happiness of individuals.

Urban Planners - we work closely with urban planners and designers to bring technical input and mapping to our Local Place Plans.

We work closely with our own Branding and Digital enterprises for work such as the design of reports and Community Action Plans.

We work regularly with other social enterprise consultancy companies and support agencies across the country.