A girl sitting near her was seriously injured. Assembly career She was elected as an Ulster Unionist in the Assembly elections. The negotiations broke down with neither party willing to accept the electoral dominance of the other; the UUP claiming Foster's defection to the DUP disguised the reality of the UUP's electoral strength, while the DUP pointed to the change in the unionist political landscape following the Assembly election and the European Parliament election. Foster finished second in the general election with 14, votes.
She continued as chief executive of Impact Arts for 18 years, growing it into the national charity it is today. In AugustSusan launched her second social venture, indulging her other great passion — property! It currently manages properties and is growing every day.
Graham Bell — Chief executive, Kibble Graham joined youth organisation Kibble in and got into social enterprise by accident! Based in Renfrewshire, Kibble provides care, education and young workforce development for young people from across Scotland.
These include a vehicle mechanics business, promotional printing, second-hand furniture sales, catering, gardening, picture framing and now gokarting at theexperience. Wasps accommodates artists, creatives and cultural tenants in 17 locations from Selkirk to Shetland.
Audrey is a chartered town planner by profession, with over 20 years experience in regeneration. Sylvia spent much of her teenage years in residential care and became a mum at just 15, so she knows first-hand the challenges women can face getting on in education and work.
Her own determination to succeed enabled her to get a degree and a professional job. Now MsMissMrs training empowers other women to take control of their lives by helping them build physical, emotional and psychological resilience.
Could we see empowerment pants on a supermarket shelf soon? Edel Harris — Chief executive, Cornerstone Edel Harris joined Cornerstone as chief executive in May having previously been deputy chief executive of Aberdeen Foyer, which is responsible for a range of social businesses focused on providing work experience for young people.
Holding a first class honours degree in health and social care, she worked for the Metropolitan Police and NHS Grampian and has experience in leading a commercial social enterprise and in developing new social care services.
As an avid football fan, she also enjoys being a director of Aberdeen Football Club Charitable Trust. The son of entrepreneur Simon Littlejohn, who runs seven restaurants across Scotland, Josh knew he wanted to launch his own business when he left university in After a few successful ventures in event management, Josh was inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winning economist Professor Muhammad Yunus to explore the potential of a social business in Scotland.
Josh is committed to more than profit and creating a cause-driven business, so a quarter of Social Bite staff come from a homeless background.
Alan is inspired by the possibility of turning everyday acts of consumption, like drinking beer, into a force for social good. Chris is a social entrepreneur who has a background in both formal and informal education. He studied English literature at the University of Dundee and subsequently completed his degree in community learning and development whilst managing his own business.
Chris has received national acclaim for his work at the youth project, which has been recognised with a number of high profile awards. The goal of EuroBiotix is to improve the lives of patients through the power of the human microbiome and to support health services and clinicians who perform faecal microbiota transplant FMT.
EuroBiotix is developing a range of market leading services that will catalyse scientific research and reduce the costs and hassle that are currently associated with FMT.
James has led Eurobiotix to multiple business competition successes, grant funding and governmental support. In recognition of his dedication to EuroBiotix and his entrepreneurial potential, James was awarded a highly prestigious Enterprise Fellowship at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
James is the first medical student to join the fellowship programme since it began in Katrina was a late starter, starting an Open University degree at 23 while still looking after her two small children.
She immediately uncovered a passion for social policy and the impact political decisions have on people. She went on to work at her local Citizens Advice Bureau before helping to set up a community association. She also stood as an independent local councillor from to Robbie Norval — Director of Lingo Flamingo There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that speaking multiple languages can delay the onset of dementia by up to five years.
This is why Robbie Norval decided to set up social enterprise Lingo Flamingo, which teaches foreign languages to older adults to postpone the effects of dementia and brain ageing.Scottish enterprise business plan.
We will share platforms with other public agencies joining up services to offer a more valuable, less complex service for we will look at how we can help support new growth across social enterprise can often be perceived as a softer and ethical side of business it is outperforming the wider economy in almost every area of business .
in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway, launch a business support project targeted at upskilling SMEs in the rest of Scotland in April publish a digital public services plan in spring and ensure that public sector ICT can enable the digital public services plan efficiently and effectively.
in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway, launch a business support project targeted at upskilling small and medium-sized enterprises across the rest of Scotland in April publish a plan for digital public services in spring and ensure that public sector ICT can enable the delivery of the plan efficiently and.
Scotland’s Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan The Scottish Government, Edinburgh Scotland’s Digital Future – Infrastructure Action Plan 3 2 Executive summary. in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway, launch a business.
Funds set aside for national charging network and tech research, but lack of scrappage scheme disappoints. Electric cars have received a funding boost with the government earmarking £m for a national charging network and subsidies for vehicle purchases.
Scottish Enterprise Business Plan 5th April I’ve been delighted to see such a positive response in the press about the launch of our new Business Plan for In the plan we’ve tried really hard to strike a balance between the focus on our long-term goals for Scotland, and the need to do something extra to respond to the.