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Staff

  Antonia Swinson, Chief Executive

Antonia has enjoyed close to a decade as a chief executive in the voluntary sector, with previous roles at Social Enterprise Scotland and Speakers Trust. Prior to this Antonia had a successful career as an award winning business writer on both London and Scottish national newspapers.  A critically acclaimed author of five books both fiction and non-fiction and an experienced policy campaigner, Antonia has advised senior policy makers in the Scottish Government on small business and regeneration policy and contributed to a wide range of business titles. She is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland and trustee of Social Enterprise UK and has served on the main grant making committee of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. She is currently a Fellow of the RSA and  writes the monthly property column for Charity Times. 

Ian Parker, Senior Property Adviser Ian has over 25 years of regeneration and planning experience with the public,private and third sectors. With a background in property development,planning and economic development, Ian has worked at senior management level in local government and the commercial sector with major national programme and project management practice in regeneration partnerships focused on  health, housing, environment, and further education. Ian has committed his recent career to the charity sector and is a Chair of Trustees for an award winning environmental education charity in London and is a FRSA
 
Gordon Ludlow, Senior Property Adviser
Gordon has the benefit of over 30 years’ senior property & FM profession experience within industry, higher education, local government and the charity sectors. Gordon has also worked as a consultant and been the MD of a small FM contracting company. As a volunteer Gordon has served as a Non-Exec Director for BIFM and also chaired their Sustainability special interest group. Expertise includes formulating & implementing strategies that provide effective sustainable working environments . Gordon also has a long track record of successful capital, relocation and procurement project management


 

Paulina Paprocka, Projects & Office Co-ordinator
Paulina has nearly ten years of experience in working and volunteering for NGOs and charities both in Poland and UK. She has a Master Degree in International Relations and finished studies in Sociology. She has worked in many different environments, from marketing through event management to hospitality and customer service and she is very happy to be now using all her skills for the benefit of the third sector.