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Meet the Team

Here’s the Firstport team, all working to ensure you have the social enterprise guidance you need to get started!

Colin McMillan – Programme Manager

Colin is our Investment and Growth Manager. He managers Firstport’s accelerator programmes, including LaunchMe, which develops Scotland’s high growth social enterprises.

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Colin McMillan – Programme Manager

Daisy Ford-Downes: Head of Group Investment Programmes

As Head of Group Investment Programmes, Daisy oversees repayable investment programmes across the Firstport Group, which includes delivering the Catalyst Fund, Firstport’s innovative social investment fund.

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Daisy Ford-Downes: Head of Group Investment Programmes

Elaine Ogg – Executive Administrator

Elaine is Executive Administrator at Firstport and works across the organisation overseeing the administration of each programme.

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Elaine Ogg – Executive Administrator

Dr Emma Ives – Business Advisor

As a Business Advisor, Emma works directly with clients through the Just Enterprise programme.

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Dr Emma Ives – Business Advisor

Gael Drummond – Deputy Chief Exec

As Deputy Chief Exec of Firstport, Gael oversees all operational activities and leads on people development at Firstport.

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Gael Drummond – Deputy Chief Exec

Hannah Davisson – Digital Communications and CRM Lead

As our Digital Communications and CRM Lead, Hannah plays a crucial role in ensuring all of Firstport’s work is well advertised and accessible. Hannah works across all programmes to assist in digital promotions, digital developments, and CRM integrations.

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Hannah Davisson – Digital Communications and CRM Lead

Jacky Tjivikua – Relationship Manager

Jacky joined the Firstport team in summer 2021 bringing with her a wealth of experience in Environmental, Social and Governance as well as the Sustainable Development Goals from an African, United Nations and Finance perspective. Jacky holds an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security which, combined with her experience in both the private and […]

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Jacky Tjivikua – Relationship Manager

Josiah Lockhart – Firstport Group CEO

As Group Chief Executive, Josiah is responsible for governance and strategy work across Firstport, FirstImpact, and Impact In investment Partnership Scotland. He represents the group in national and international forums as well as liaising with the Scottish Government on sector outcomes.

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Josiah Lockhart – Firstport Group CEO

Kirstie Penman – Head of Programmes

Kirstie is responsible for overseeing the delivery of Firstport’s awards programmes. She works closely with both our programme managers and our relationship management team who support applicants and awardees across the country.

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Kirstie Penman – Head of Programmes

Maggie Frazer – Business Advisor

Maggie’s role as business adviser involves supporting new and established social enterprises with advice, business support and training.

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Maggie Frazer – Business Advisor

Maria Ashley – Head of Communications and Digital

Maria is Head of Communications and Digital at Firstport, overseeing all marketing, digital and communications activities within the organisation.

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Maria Ashley – Head of Communications and Digital