Victoria has worked for a range of national social enterprise support agencies including the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition and Senscot. She has a sound knowledge of operational development and general business support as well as experience of complex events management.
Alison has worked as a consultant to small businesses in the private sector, as well as working for the last 10 years in the third sector managing a growing Social Enterprise and setting up the local office of a charity. With an interest in marketing, Alison is keen to combine these skills with her experience of working with voluntary organisations and Social Enterprises and her passion for helping these businesses to thrive.
Dave has worked throughout Scotland in a range of community development roles within the public and third sector. He graduated with a law degree at Glasgow University and was involved in a number of housing and support initiatives over 25 years. He has supported new-start social enterprises and latterly supported grass roots community action initiatives within the Falkirk area.
After graduating with a degree in International Relations, Judith worked in Chile, where she managed a programme that provided mentoring and training to entrepreneurs and voluntary organisations in rural communities. She was also involved in programmes to develop skills for social entrepreneurship and innovation in young people. She brings to the team her experience delivering business development projects and a passion for helping good ideas to grow.
Gilly has a background in logistics and management information in Further Education and worked as a Funding Officer for 13 years with the Big Lottery Fund primarily assessing bids and managing awards. She specialised in revenue grants working with a broad range of applicants and grantholders ranging from multi-million pound strategic partnership initiatives to wholly voluntary led community organisations. Gilly is highly experienced at project development and framing and also specialised in helping charities develop solutions to organisational and delivery challenges. Working in the Fund’s large grant programmes for over a decade, Gilly gained extensive knowledge of family support and older people’s projects.
Doug is a branding natural. Just walking in the street he sees a world of typography, signage and brands few of use would consciously notice. From an early age he wanted to create art with purpose and has been the go-to-guy for pics and posters since primary school. He studied Marketing and branding at University, gaining a degree with honours and still reads widely on the subjects. He found a niche in the fast moving world of Glasgow club and gig posters of the 90s and 00s and was inspired to go back and retrain in Graphic Design where he excelled and developed an enviable and varied portfolio. He spent two years living and working in Hong Kong getting into web development during the burgeoning of the internet and spent several years in high-end digital design. Doug has incredible insight and can twist and turn his graphical brain to fit any audience. Since it's inception in 2013 he has been working for the social enterprise Bold helping a wide range of third sector clients to evidence their impact and strengthen their position through good design and thoughtful branding. He now leads a dedicated and talented team of designers on a mission to bring top level design and branding to the sector.
Dani has 7+ years of experience as a Graphic & Web Designer for the public, private and third sectors as well as a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Her design work for the Friends of the Maclaurin Gallery earned a top award. Her work ethic, attitude towards client relations, and the ability to keep ahead of project expectations was built and refined through her experience as a self-employed designer. Dani’s keen interest in contemporary design keeps both herself and our clients ahead of the competition with fresh and innovative ideas. She serves on the committee of Ayrshire Business Women. The hugely successful networking group has 120+ members and meets monthly in venues across Ayrshire.
Dani is a registered STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Ambassador, providing mentor support and workshops for primary and secondary children - promoting and inspiring future generations to consider STEM related careers. Since gaining this accreditation she has also been involved with ‘Ayrshire Connects’, including her ‘Girls with Grit’ interview article for Ayrshire College.
Hailing from the sunnier climes of Melbourne, Vincent knows exactly how he likes his coffee. He has been working in the industry for the past 15 years. His main focus has been in children’s publishing as an illustrator, he hopes to one day write, design and illustrate his own books. He has also worked as an educator for the last decade in Melbourne Australia. He has a love for history and is inspired by retro-design including: art, typography, history, architecture and culture. His work crosses many disciplines from typography, branding, illustration, logo, photography, animation, packaging, digital publishing, web design, through to signage and publishing work.
Martin is a highly skilled graphic designer who worked with Bold for 3 years from the outset before taking off on his bicycle in the direction of Kathmandu. Now back in Scotland and all wordly-wise, he’s back with the old team creating oodles of lovely stuff for print and digital.
Jem Le Lievre
Jem worked for 7 years as front-end developer for an Edinburgh agency, working with commercial and corporate clients (some blue chip) before starting his own venture in 2009, a digital agency specialising in custom WordPress implementation for businesses, music industry, artists, community groups and charities. Today he forms part of the BOLD team, bringing our designs and imaginings to life on screen and taking care of security and SEO, driving traffic to our websites.
Alison is a marketing strategist with a passion for helping third sector organisations and social enterprises to thrive. Alison is a marketing strategist with a passion for helping third sector organisations and social enterprises to thrive. With a post graduate CIM Diploma in Marketing, Alison works with community groups to understand their service, who their customers or service users are, what their needs are and helps them to understand how best to communicate with a wide range of different stakeholder and customer groups.
Sara Bayo de la Cruz
Sara is a skilled graphic designer with over 13 years of experience in branding, web layout design and illustration. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Hons. from the prestigious ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. Since then, she has designed for small businesses of all kinds but focusing mainly on projects for the cultural field.
Four years ago Sara left her hometown of Barcelona (Spain) to start a new adventure in Edinburgh where she has felt really welcome. Since her arrival, she has focused on developing her professional career in different areas of design and is dedicated to working with young people.
Since April 2018 Sara has been successfully running the Creative Natives project with the aim of offering vulnerable young people the opportunity to learn about their own creativity in a real design studio.
Sara loves design, not just for its own sake but for what it can do for people.
Conrad is a creative artist and has been drawing and designing for as long as he’s been playing music.
He enjoys applying his creative skills in a variety of projects; working for Community Enterprise on the Creative Natives project and developing fun projects for participants including interactive games and apps as well as new original productions combining music with animation.
Sheila has a varied background and has worked in the youth and community sector for the last 15 years. Prior to that she worked within the public and private sector. She is an experienced development worker, taking projects from the ideas stage, to identifying, pursuing and securing project funding, on through to successful project delivery.
She believes in human rights, and feels strongly about the detrimental impacts that the misuse and abuse of power, and trauma can have on people.
She works in an inclusive and participatory way, putting people at the centre of her work.
Her passions are seeing people, groups and communities grow and develop, especially through the interplay between people, the environment and technology. Outside of work she volunteers for a national young people’s charity. In her spare time she is usually outdoors enjoying nature, and can usually be found behind a pair of binoculars or a camera.
Callum has worked in the third sector for many years.
He has led and developed mental health support services and created a wellbeing network for local communities in Aberdeenshire.
Having graduated with a degree in Fine Art, Callum has a keen interest in using creative approaches in the field of Collective Advocacy.
Bridget is our expert in systems development and data handling. She ensures that our essential processes run efficiently and we have the accurate information we need to run our fast moving business.
Fiona specialises in project support with particular attention to our large contracts. She also assists with events planning and office administration.
Lorna is the Chief Executive Officer at Abertay Students Association. 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.
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.
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.
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