Gary Stott

For 30 years, Gary has worked across multiple sectors, finding new ways to deliver social impact. With CEO and Board level experience in the social enterprise, housing, retail and charity sectors, Gary is passionate about developing innovative solutions to society’s biggest problems. He has a particular interest in community capacity building and has developed a number of award-winning programmes aimed at building stronger individuals and confident, resourceful communities.

Key skills & experience

Gary has a particular skill in the design and delivery of social impact programmes and in the collaboration between private, public and voluntary sectors. He is an experienced entrepreneur and innovator with an aptitude for developing relationships.


Recent projects

  • Developed and grew ‘Community Shop’, the UK’s first social supermarket chain
  • Head of People Development for a high growth SME with over 750 colleagues
  • Chief Officer of a grass-roots network of 120 groups in the UK committed to developing sustainable community-based solutions transforming the way community, education and business work together.

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