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.
Molly has experience delivering programmes that support social entrepreneurs. She worked in Malaysia assisting the launch of a new Impact Hub and the first year of the ASEAN Impact Challenge – a competition for social innovators across all ten ASEAN countries. She brings to the team her research experience and her passion for community led change.
Gilly has worked across the UK and in South Africa supporting community organisations, social enterprises and entrepreneurial individuals. She set up a charity offering self-employment opportunities to unemployed young adults. She is a strategic and empathetic thinker with experience in the commercial as well as third sector.
Georgios has recently graduated with an Honours Degree in Politics from Glasgow University. He has returned to the third sector after three years in a customer service management role and had previously worked as the Training and Development Intern of a childcare charity based in Inverness between 2013 and 2014. He brings his academic skills and interest in community development to his role as Research and Project Support Worker.
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.
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.
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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