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Cost of Living Crisis – Practical Approaches

Social Investment Scotland, in partnership with Inspiring Scotland, are bringing together a range of industry experts to help support you with the webinar – Cost of Living Crisis – Practical Approaches.

In this session we will focus on the impacts of the cost of living crisis on your business, your property, your workforce and the sector. Our panel will also be sharing their views on the practical steps and plans you can make to enable you adapt to the expected challenges that both businesses and individuals may face. The session will also spend some time highlighting routes and options for support in Scotland (both financial and practical).

We will look at energy planning, attracting and retaining staff and when should legal advice be taken and where you can get support.

Kieran Daly, Head of Market Building for Social Investment Scotland will be joined by Tommy Seymour & Elaine Crichton from Inspiring Scotland will be joined by –

Guest Speakers

Rhona Delaney - Brodies LLPRhona Delaney – Brodies LLP

Associate in Brodies’ Charities & Third Sector team, Rhona Delaney specialises in provided corporate, governance and charity law advice and guidance. Rhona comes with over six years’ experience in working with a wide range of charities, including setting up new charities and social enterprises, to providing advice to existing charitable organisations, development trusts and social enterprises.


Neill Sullivan, BoxfishNeill Sullivan, Head of Projects Boxfish, Ethical Utility Management

Neil is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineering. After graduating, he worked in the pharmaceutical sector before going back to Uni to gain a masters in Energy Systems and the Environment. From there he moved into consultancy with a focus on energy and water efficiency, carbon management and legislative compliance. He now heads up the technical projects team at Boxfish, helping clients to minimise their impact on the environment, reduce their operational costs and ensure they remain complaint.


Jackie Lawrie, JL RecruitmentJackie Lawrie, JL Recruitment

Jackie started her career in HR for a retail group tasked with recruiting staff for over 30 branches throughout Scotland and the north of England. Returning to Edinburgh in 1990, she worked for a large national recruitment agency and in 1998 set up her own business sourcing staff for temporary contracts and permanent placements for predominantly office-based staff within a variety of large and small employers. Clients included the former Lothian & Borders Police, Bovis Construction, Changeworks, Marie Curie – contact centre, City of Edinburgh Council and lots of professional service and smaller financial clients.

In 2016, Jackie downsized to work from home, still placing/sourcing similar candidates but with a client based of smaller businesses, charities and support staff within education along with hospitality staff for a client with ski chalets in France. Jackie’s strengths lie in recruitment and during the start of Covid joined the volunteers at Inspiring Scotland to support several of their clients with writing job specs and ads and have also helped recruit for a few of their members.