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New boss for social enterprise group

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Chris Martin takes up his post in the new year

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) has announced that it has appointed a new chief executive.

Chris Martin (pictured above), currently managing director of Callander Youth Project Trust, will take up the post in the new year, replacing Fraser Kelly.

He has form in this field, as he was named as Social Enterprise Champion at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2017.

Chris said: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role. It is a huge privilege to be asked to be the new chief executive of Social Enterprise Scotland.

“I believe social enterprise is our best chance to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and build a fairer and more inclusive Scotland. Every day social enterprises of all shapes and sizes are making a difference to local people and helping regenerate communities.

“As a business leader and market builder I believe I will be able to steer Social Enterprise Scotland into a new era, building on the positive work that has already been done. As a social entrepreneur I believe I will be able to understand the issues of our members and support them to thrive.”

Meanwhile, Shona Sinclair, of SKS Scotland, has been newly elected as chair of Social Enterprise Scotland by the SES board, with Chris Thewlis of GTS Solutions as vice chair.

Shona said: “We’re delighted that Chris Martin is joining Social Enterprise Scotland to lead the organisation at this pivotal stage in the development of social enterprise and the social economy.

“Chris brings considerable experience and shares the vision of supporting social enterprise growth in Scotland. We very much look forward to working alongside him to deliver these aims.”



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