Nicola Boyle, communications at Social Investment Scotland

SOCIAL Investment Scotland (SIS), Scotland’s leading responsible finance provider, has hired Nicola Boyle to manage communications and support the delivery of its 10-year strategy to build an impact economy.  

Nicola joins the social investment specialist from Emerald Works, a global provider of research and learning resources, and previously worked for Changeworks, the environmental charity and social enterprise. Nicola will focus on stakeholder engagement, digital communication, and multimedia content production in her new role at SIS.

Last month, SIS launched its new 10-year strategy – Building an Impact Economy 2030 – setting out a roadmap for providing social entrepreneurs with the investment and support needed to create greater, more sustainable impact.

Since 2001, the organisation has invested nearly £82 million in more than 400 impactful businesses and has supported more than 5,000 social entrepreneurs.

Commenting on her new role, Nicola Boyle said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for an economy that values both GDP and wellbeing. More than ever, this is a crucial time for the social enterprise sector.

“I am delighted to be joining SIS, an organisation I have admired for its important work in Scotland’s pioneering social sector. I am looking forward to engaging with our customers and partners and spreading the word on SIS’s creative and effective solutions that make a real, measurable, and sustainable impact upon people’s lives.”

Lindsay Wake, head of impact at SIS, added: “Nicola’s appointment comes at a crucial time for SIS as we make progress towards our long-term vision to create an impact economy – particularly as Scotland recovers from the impact of Covid-19. Communicating with our partners and highlighting our relationships with some of Scotland’s most impactful enterprises will be a key part of that.”