Glasgow Together, our third regional business, started work in 2014. It has so far employed 15 ex-offenders in the development of a number of residential properties.
Glasgow Together started work in 2014. We raised capital of £2 million through a Social Investment Bond and have used this to buy and renovate a number of properties in the greater Glasgow area. We are now embarking on our first new build projects.
We have so far employed 15 ex-offenders to carry out the construction work, providing each of them with a full-time, living wage job and the ability to learn a variety of new skills.
Our success is built though diverse partnerships with a wide range of socially motivated organisations and individuals, including Social Investment Scotland and MMPS alike-minded local building company.
To offer this support in a structured and regular way, Glasgow Together offers not only construction but also ‘life skill’ mentoring as required via our innovative approach on and off site.
We believe that supporting our employees through a mentoring relationship can really make the difference in seeing them make the next step towards achieving their aspirations.
In addition to forging new partnerships we have also concentrated on creating a strong and experienced management team to ensure our goals are met.
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The Glasgow team
We have brought together a strong group of experienced and committed people who are passionate about helping those in need in their local communities.
Having attained his business degree Barry joined the police service, working in a variety of challenging roles in Glasgow City for 9 years. Barry moved into the construction field obtaining his Construction Management qualifications. Barry has delivered over £150 million in property refurbishment and new build projects as well as qualifying as both a Project and Programme Manager, leading large teams and working with a variety of private and public sector clients. Barry has completed a large number of property developments on his own behalf and has specialised in locating gap sites which can be adapted for affordable housing new builds.
Katie is Head of Finance and Resources at The Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest independent grant maker. Katie is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Following qualification she moved to Canada to work with Onex Venture Capital. On her return to Scotland she started working for Diageo plc as part of the senior finance team. She was previously a board member of Evaluation Support Scotland and is a Trustee of the Alasdair Gray Foundation.
Roger is Chief Development Officer at Social Investment Scotland. Previously he was CEO at Social Enterprise East Midlands (SEEM) where he helped third sector organisations prepare for taking on social investment. Roger began his career began in banking but has also set up two social enterprises personally, both of which accessed social investment.
Alan Stewart joined the construction industry as a trainee QS with Taylor Woodrow Construction, Glasgow in 1990 straight from school. After 7 years with TWC based on site he went on to a project management role seconded to Forte Posthhouse Hotels, building and refurbishing hotels. In 1999 Alan joined CRGP Architects and Surveyors as their first Project Manager, earning a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management and becoming MRICS qualified as a Chartered Project Manager. Alan joined the board as an equity director in 2004, growing to joint majority shareholder within a few years. Alan's specialisms are development consultancy, project management and project monitoring for lenders of all sizes.
Our work has had significant social impact in Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow. For those we employ each year we contributed savings to government of around £30,000 per individual. Since we started this equates to over £3m.