After five years with Firstport, Naomi will be leaving her post as Executive Director at the end of November. Having moved to Scotland to work with the board in establishing Firstport as the start up agency for new and emerging social entrepreneurs Naomi has decided to move onto new challenges. Firstport now has a secure place in the Just Enterprise consortium and has attracted a further £1.4M in funds to new start social entrepreneurs. In the past five years Naomi has been inspired by the individuals we have set out to support and feels that in encouraging others to “take the leap” she now wishes to do the same. She notes “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Firstport and after a brief rest, look forward to new opportunities that lie ahead”. Barry Ayre, Firstport Chair, notes “Naomi has worked hard to establish Firstport in Scotland. Her energy, knowledge and experience of start ups and social enterprise will be missed but we look forward to leading Firstport through the next stage of its own development journey and in continuing to support new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland”.