Our latest guest blogger is Isobel Grigor, Chief Executive of Calman Trust, a 14:19 Fund Venture, based in Inverness, covering the Highlands. Calman Trust offers housing support, training and employment opportunities to young people looking to get on the road to independent living. It also has grown to operate three successful, and award winning, social enterprises.
Isobel takes a commercial view on running social enterprise and dismisses it as being a fluffy business. More importantly, Isobel reminds us all we shouldn't start by looking at what's wrong with young people. Isobel first wrote this blog for Calman Trust's website but we felt it was too good not to share!
In addition to running the finance and accountancy recruitment firm iMultiply Resourcing,our guest blogger, Kirsty MacKenzie is also a Trustee of My Adventure which is a social enterprise and the trading arm of Muirhouse Youth Development Group (MYDG) and Chair of one of Action for Children's commitees. Read about Kirsty's experience of balancing her work and trustee committments and the way her company, iMultiply, helps Inspiring Scotland's ventures.
Our guest blogger, Michael Willis is Head of Board Development at the Institute of Directors in Scotland. He is lead tutor on the course ‘The Role of the Non-executive Director' or NXD.
Inspiring Scotland and Michael have worked together on encouraging delegates on these courses to also think about becoming a trustee of a charity.