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Two hires boost Wise Group leadership team

The Wise Group, a social enterprise, has strengthened its leadership team with a duo of senior appointments.

Valerie Mitchell, who was previously head of workforce for Glasgow 2014, has been appointed director of operations while Alex Warren, who has been with the social enterprise for a decade, will take on a new role as director of strategic development.

The high-level appointments come at a key point in the Wise Group’s transformational development. In April the social enterprise began delivering the Scottish Government’s Fair Start Scotland employability programme across five local authority areas, with the aim of helping thousands of people in the west of Scotland gain the skills they need to get into employment.

This programme sits alongside the group’s significant portfolio in the community justice, sustainability and skills development arenas.

Wise Group CEO, Sean Duffy said: “As the Group moves into the next phase of its socially-focused development and growth, both Valerie and Alex’s leadership will prove crucial. These appointments are testament to the belief I have in the future prospects for the Group and the social enterprise sector as a whole.

“Our aim is to be at the forefront of the rising social enterprise movement, delivering innovative programmes and services, in collaboration with public and private sector partners. Valerie and Alex, along with the wider Wise Group team across Scotland and the north east of England, will be instrumental in our success as we move into this next phase.”

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