Melanie was previously the Chief Executive of Social Enterprise West Midlands (SEWM) CIC and led the organisation from a publicly funded project to a sustainable social enterprise through four years of trading and growth.
When I married my husband, who’s in the army, I’d had a career and experienced life outside the military community. All of a sudden, I was meeting wives and partners with all this talent and yet they had given up so much.
Julie Hawker is Joint Chief Executive of Cosmic a social enterprise which is very highly regarded for its work in addressing digital inclusion as a priority. Cosmic work in partnership with organisations locally in the South West and across the UK.
Pauline’s been at the helm of Social Firms Scotland for 10 years, although her work in the social economy spans 18 years. She is also a founding director of Ready for Business LLP delivering the Scottish Government’s Development Markets for Third Sector.