Fergus Storrier - DSEN co-ordinator email@example.com
The role of DSEN Co-ordinator has been created to help build and strengthen the network particularly through outreach and engagement activity to new and aspiring Social Enterprise and entrepreneurs as well as its existing members. The Co-ordinator will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities of the SEN, supporting start-up and established social enterprises, raising awareness of the social enterprise sector, overseeing the organising of events, including network events and training sessions as well as attending promotional events. Fergus brings experiences of working in the voluntary sector for over 23 years as well as being involved in strategic work at local and national level.
Susan Morris - Business and Finance Administrator -firstname.lastname@example.org
My job is to support the Network Co-ordinator and Board members with administration, organising events and meetings, reporting and updating the DSEN website and social media pages. I also oversee the day to day finances of the organisaiton.
Derek is CEO of the Factory Skatepark & children’s soft-play centres in Dundee which have won a number of awards for social impact and business over recent years. Derek has over 25 years in the third sector and worked directly in the Social Enterprise sector for 18 years during which he has been involved in establishing a number of charities and social companies and raising over £4m for these enterprises. A social entrepreneur working in this country and Uganda he is constantly looking for opportunities to develop services and facilities for communities using fully sustainable business models and firmly believe that individuals and communities need a hand up rather than hand outs!
Beverley has worked within a community setting for over 24 years, mainly within a local authority setting, working directly with communities across Angus, working laterally as a Communities Manager. She also worked at a strategic level both locally and nationally, in areas such as Local Community Planning, Community Empowerment, Community Engagement, Community Asset Transfer, Community Safety, Tenant Participation, Gypsy Travellers, Pride in Place and Planning for Place to name but a few. Beverley now works as a consultant and accredited coach and has recently taken up the temporary role of Co-ordinator of Angus Social Enterprise Network. As well as being a trustee of DSEN, Beverley is also a trustee of Forthill Community Sports Club, a director of Community First and a mentor for the Women’s Business Station.
David Cook runs Cook Creative, a consultancy which supports creative and social companies with business change and property development. As Chief Executive of Wasps Artists’ Studios for 23 years, he raised and invested £20m to transform the charity into a self-funding cultural social enterprise supporting 1,000 creative practitioners across Scotland. Since leaving Wasps, David has worked with numerous creative and social clients throughout Scotland and other parts of the UK, and is now leading on the redevelopment of Govanhill Baths in Glasgow and the reimagining of West Ward Works in Dundee as a cultural social enterprise. David is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and a previous winner of the EY Scottish Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Alison Clink is Project Director and founder of the Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group. After her son was given a diagnosis of ADHD, she realised that there was no support service available for parents or carers. The Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group is now into its sixth year.
Alison would like to share her knowledge and experience with other aspiring social enterprises as the support she received as a member of DSEN has allowed the ADHD Group to grow with the knowledge from them.
Roy O’Kane is the Chief Executive Officer of Kanzen Karate and has been training and teaching in Karate for over 25 years. Born in 1985, Roy grew up in the North East of Scotland and started karate aged 10 years old. Karate very quickly became his passion and he went on to compete locally, nationally, and internationally for 16 years and before leading Kanzen. Kanzen is a social enterprise committed to building better lives through Karate. The organisation runs a series of classes and programmes designed to improve the lives of participants. It is one of the largest Karate organisations in the country. Kanzen successfully hosted the 2018 WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee, bringing over 4000 athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators to the city. The event was one of the biggest indoor sporting events held in Dundee, generating millions of pounds for the local economy. Roy was awarded the Dundee Sports Dinner Lifetime Achievement award in 2018 and a multiple time Dundee Sports Coach of the Year. He was appointed Public Relations Officer for the World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF), one of the largest martial arts sporting bodies in the world. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2020 and is a Burgess of the City of Dundee. He is passionate about opportunity for all and improving communities.