Chairperson – Tom McKay (Fyne Futures), Colin Renfrew (Fyne Homes), Amanda Card (Kintyre Recycling), Tracy Chambers (Kintyre Link Club) Chris Annetts (KYTCAT) and Mike Geraghty.
Development Manager – Ailsa Clark, established Inspiralba, in 2009 to deliver social enterprise business development and management support across Argyll and Bute working alongside organisations to build capacity and deliver sustainable enterprise solutions for communities. Ailsa brings 20 years management experience gained building traded income, developing and delivering services, managing contracts in the public and community sector locally, nationally and internationally. Delivering business support since 2006, Ailsa has worked with social enterprises across a range and diversity of activities using a solution focused approach to assist with business growth and sustainability.
Admin and Finance Modern Apprentice – Rachel MacPhail, provides Administrative and Finance support for Inspiralba and is completing her SVQ 3 in Business Administration with Argyll College UHI. Rachel brings experience from retail and customer service and has developed valuable skills in film making and presentation
James Hilder, an energetic leader, passionate about the power of communities to achieve more for themselves and to expand social enterprise as the key to regeneration and social inclusion. After 9 years in a variety of management roles in England, James has spent 17 years in Scotland working to develop and support social enterprises at local, regional and national level, whilst simultaneously developing a successful development trust. James brings skills in governance, leadership and strategy, business and operational planning.
Anne McLaughlin, a Chartered Accountant qualified in UK & USA GAAP, Anne has led the development of national organisational strategies, unlocking the potential of individuals and enterprises. A committed & driven consultant, with a range of business experience, achievements and proven success. Experience in start up and growth of commercial activity as well as through a range of non exec directorships and more recently through business support to social enterprises.
Neil Donaldson, an innovative, experienced countryside professional with an extensive background in all aspects of recreation and conservation management. With 30 years experience in the field with an excellent track record of project management in a multi-agency environment. Previous experience delivering programme activity for Tarbert and Skipness, Kintyre Way and Argyll Wood Fuels Co-operative. Experience in providing feasibility and business planning support for a number of community retail activities, including Jura Stores.
Ann Bolton, an experienced fundraiser having worked with national and local organisations to generate income. Anne brings administrative and organisational skills gained during her varied career, with several periods working abroad in the Far and Middle East in administrative and organisational management roles, before moving back to the UK and working as northern fundraiser for Turning Point. Ann has worked as a professional fundraiser for over 15 years.
Inspiralba can also bring expertise including governance, economic impact analysis and financial planning from a broader team of partners that we work with.
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