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Wednesday

31 May 2023

Productivity Club Scotland

How to diversify revenue streams to secure third sector’s future

9:00am
Online

At this free event for third sector organisations, you will hear from third sector leaders on how organisations can secure income - and their future - by diversifying their revenue streams. You will also get ideas for what support is available for social enterprises startups and those who want to make their ideas a reality.

You will also get the chance to ask questions and take part in an informal open floor discussion to understand peer’s challenges and generate new ideas.

Judith Turbyne – CEO – Children in Scotland

Dr. Judith Turbyne became Chief Executive of Children in Scotland in August 2021. She has spent most of her professional life working in and with the third sector. For much of that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before moving to Dublin to work as the CEO of Progressio Ireland. Judith returned home to Scotland in 2013 as Head of Engagement with the Scottish Charity Regulator where has had the pleasure of working with many charities across Scotland. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the Corra Foundation. Judith has a PhD from the University of Bath which looked at empowerment in development. Aside from her wonderful friends and family, the things that make her most happy are mountains, music, running, cricket and a good book.

Douglas Westwater – CEO – Community Enterprise

Douglas has 25 years’ experience in project development and third sector sustainability and has worked in Scotland’s third and social enterprise sector for 25 years. The development of capital projects in relation to local regeneration is a particular area of his expertise. He has been the CEO of Community Enterprise for 15 years and leads a team of specialist development consultants as well as subsidiaries leading on branding, design and marketing. He is currently chair of Social Enterprise Scotland.

Brian McMillan – Business Adviser – Just Enterprise

Brian provides start-up support and advice to social entrepreneurs through Just Enterprise, our business support programme. Since joining Firstport in 2010, Brian has assisted hundreds of individuals to start their own social enterprises, using a people-centred, supportive and encouraging approach. Brian uses his experience gained across a multitude of roles, from running his own Off Sales business in Ayrshire, to providing community business advice in Fife, being a member of the Inverclyde Regeneration Partnership Implementation Team, setting up the First Stop Business Shop for Belfast City Council, to managing Business Gateway start-ups in Dunbartonshire. Brian has a wealth of experience that he happily shares with clients on a daily basis.

Agenda of the day
09.30 – 09.40 Introduction
09.40 – 09.55 Children in Scotland
09.55 – 10.15 Just Enterprise/Firstport & Community Enterprise
10.15 – 10.30 Q&A
10.30 – 11.00 open floor for discussion
11.00 close