Social Enterprise Scotland, the voice of social enterprise in Scotland, has welcomed Deniss Zenciks as the organisation’s new marketing and communications manager.
Mr Zenciks will play a key role in supporting Social Enterprise Scotland to advocate for its members and be a strong voice for the sector in Scotland, following its appointment by the Scottish Government to be the national voice for social enterprises, known as the ‘Single Enhanced Intermediary’.
He joins Social Enterprise Scotland from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has a track record of working with social enterprises and charities – as well as small businesses and entrepreneurs – to develop ways to get their voices heard.
Mr Zenciks is passionate about creating a positive social impact and is a strong advocate of the social enterprise movement.
He grew up in Latvia and studied at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
Deniss Zenciks, marketing and communications manager at Social Enterprise Scotland, said:
“I believe social enterprises are Scotland’s best chance to connect communities and provide opportunities to who needs them most, which goes hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequalities, and encourage economic growth in Scotland.”
Social Enterprise Scotland chief executive Chris Martin said:
“We are delighted to have Deniss on board to help amplify the voices of social enterprises in Scotland.
“Deniss will play a crucial role in our work to be a strong and inclusive voice for the social enterprise sector across the country.
“We are all excited to see how he will positively impact our members and the communities we serve.”
Deniss is the newest member of staff to join Social Enterprise Scotland.
His appointment follows Kim Wallace, Jayne Chappell, Janice Nicol and Georgie Price, who joined Social Enterprise Scotland in July.
The transition to the SEI is being overseen by a Transition Group (TG), which has a six-month remit and will report back with recommendations that will be published in full.