Current Partners

The Melting Pot

Claire Carpenter from The Melting Pot, Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation, is working with the Awardees covering a number of topics ranging from developing a public profile, building a team, SIIA evaluation, and also offering 1-2-1s throughout the programme.

Scotland UnLtd

Eileen Inglis from Scotland UnLtd, a leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs, is acting as a business adviser in residence – offering her expertise and advice to the Awardees. On top of that, she also offers regular 1-2-1s, and workshops on goal setting and pitching.

Business Gateway

Lorna Baird, Business Gateway’s specialist Social Enterprise Business Adviser illustrates the support network available to social innovators in Scotland, pointing the Awardees to the right direction. She’ll deliver many workshops, join the Learning Journey and generally be around for our Awardees as one of their business advisor’s.

Social Enterprise Academy

The Social Enterprise Academy tutor Barry Ayre delivers workshops on sales and leadership, as well as co-coaching and Action Learning Sets.

Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network

Gordon Hodgson is coordinating the Learning Journey (or Jolly!) – a special day out for all SIIA 15-16 Awardees on both the Incubation and Acceleration programmes.  We’ll visit a dozen local social enterprises, from small to big, hearing and learning from their founders about their journeys and taking in their top tips.

Senscot Legal

Helen Turner will co-delivering a workshop with MacRoberts LLP on legal structures appropriate for non-profit distributing organisations that make social change. She’ll help our Awardees chose and adopt the best choice for them.


Robin Fallas from MacRoberts in conjunction with SE Legal, will be introducing the various legal structures available to the Awardees in their journey of establishing a more than profit organisation.Together they’ll help our Awardees chose and adopt the best choice for them.


Stanley Wynd

Stanley Wynd, an experienced accountant with a vast experience in working with 3rd sector organisations examines the ‘administrative’ side of creating any business, ranging from tax, VAT, legal obligations, etc.


Learning to Flourish

Katie Banham from Learning to Flourish, an experienced psychologist and coach, is offering regular coaching 1-2-1s with our Awardees – strengthening their emotional resilience.

Duncan Wallace

Duncan Wallace, a provider of management development, leadership & strategic planning programmes is looking at the meaning of ‘being a founder’ and the role of governance in more than profit organisations.

Noble Ox

Charlotte Halliday from Noble Ox, a trusted and leading brand marketing agency is offering the Awardees regular 1-2-1s assisting and working with them to create a brand identity.

Third Sector Lab

Ross McCulloch is well known in the sector for his social media training and campaigns skills, which he’ll be sharing with Awardees to help them make the most of these amazing tools for profile raising and engagement with a broad audience.

360 Scotland

Seth McAnespie of 360 Scotland, an experienced web designer. The web is such an important communications tool, and no website is every ‘done’ – it’s always in progress. But where to start or how to take things further? Seth is exploring how to start and build a first website in WordPress, or further develop your an existing organisational website.


Aidan Pia

has long supported The Melting Pot, the SIIA programme, and the social enterprise movement.  Senscot have provided discounted tickets to their annual shin-dig, the Senscot Ceilidh – always a favourite in the annual calendar of events.

Cathy Sexton

Cathy Sexton is an experienced project and programme manager. Having managed built environment, specialist exhibition, event and campaign projects Cathy will share her experience with Awardees of how to  make good things happen.

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