Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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Charity of the Year 2019/2020

Applications to be considered for the Scotmid Co-operative Charity of the Year 2019/2020 has now opened (3 January 2019) and the deadline is Thursday 28 February 2019 at 5pm.   If you are interested in applying please see useful information below:

Useful information:

  • Scotmid Co-operative consists of over 177 Scotmid food stores, 80 Semichem stores, 9 Lakes & Dales co-operative stores and 17 funeral offices

  • Our stores span across Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland

  • Partner charities engage with our staff by attending the Regional Business Manager’s store manager meetings (this is a meeting of all store managers in each region – we have around 300 store managers), our annual retail conferences and a partnership booklet is also produced to give to each store for reference to aid with fundraising.

  • We have internal newsletters and intranet as well as corporate and retail websites and social media pages

  • The fundraising target can change from year to year


Applications should be made to membership@scotmid.co.uk no later than 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2019.  The proposal should address in no more than 6 pages of A4 the issues made below:

  • Account management arrangements including Team Biographies

  • Evidence of charity operations in our trading areas (Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland)

  • An undertaking on how money will be spent  (across all our trading areas)

  • How you will achieve practical engagement with staff (and supporting costings if applicable)

  • Proposals for practical and achievable merchandising sales (and supporting costings / timescales if applicable)

  • How would you combat Charity fatigue among staff, members and customers

 

If you have any further questions please contact us via email at:

membership@scotmid.co.uk