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Top business leaders to mentor Scots charities

Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport launches Pilotlight partnership to help social enterprise flourish.

Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, announced the Pilotlight partnership at the Factory Skatepark in DundeeScots charities will be mentored to success by top business people as part of Legacy 2014’s Pilotlight initiative launched today.

The scheme will harness corporate talent and match it with small social enterprises, equipping them with the vital business expertise to grow and succeed.

Senior staff from Legacy 2014 partners Scottish Enterprise, VisitScotland and sportscotland will join Schuh Chief Executive Colin Temple, former Scottish and Newcastle director Tom Ward and Billy Lyle, Managing Director of technology firm Redspire, to mentor six charities across Scotland.

The programme will offer intense business coaching designed to put the social enterprises on a steady footing for growth and development.

The partnership between the Scottish Government and Pilotlight in Scotland is part of the Legacy 2014 project to deliver a lasting legacy from the Commonwealth Games.