•• Our governance policy ••

Our organisation is a registered charity with voluntary trustees who have created a fair and transparent non-profit business that benefits almost 70,000 people a year.    We like to think of ourselves as a social co-operative.  It costs nothing to join our organisation and everyone helps in whichever way they can.

Our trustees are ordinary people who provide invaluable support, advice and the framework for our creative and cultural programmes.

All of our trustees are actively involved in our programmes of work, and take a proactive role to ensure that our activities match our purpose.  We are a membership organisation, and our trustees are ambassadors for our wider membership body.  Anyone can join our organisation.

They meet six times a year at meetings held in Dumfries, and they are responsible for ensuring that our statutory responsibilities are in place, our financial management meets the scrutiny required as a third sector organisation, and that our policy framework is renewed and reflects the current work we undertake.

Our Next AGM will take place on Wednesday 15th September 2021. To register your interest, visit here

We operate an open recruitment policy at our Board and we are always very interested in hearing from anyone who thinks they might be able to support the work we do.

Our organisation maintains a current risk register and our trustees are asked to declare any conflicts of interest ahead of any meeting.

You can view our Memorandum of Association below:

Electric Theatre Workshop Memorandum of Association

You can view our Certficate on Incorporation of Change of Name below:

Certificate of Name Change

 

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•• Our Patron ••

Patron

Maureen Farrell

Maureen helped to set up our organisation in 2011, and was the second serving chair of ...

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•• Our Chair ••

Interim Chair

Rachael McDougall

Rachael joined our organisation in 2012 on a work experience placement through her scho...

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•• Our Trustees ••

Tom Armstrong

Tom is a retired Bank Manager and a massive Big Burns Supper fan. He contributes to Du...

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Karen Clapperton

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Lesley Hill

Lesley works in Marketing for a major multi-national and has been an active volunteer w...

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Jamie Milligan

Jamie is the General Manager of the Holiday Inn in Dumfries and the founding chair of t...

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Moira Priestly

Moira is a Manager at Turning Point Scotland leads on our High Tea project with older p...

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Patron

Maureen Farrell

Maureen helped to set up our organisation in 2011, and was the second serving chair of our board offering outstanding leadership and mentorship to the young team that emerged from the foundation of the company. With a career in head-teaching spanning almost forty five years, and voluntary service to our community through housing and inclusion for around thirty years, Maureen is a special ambassador for the vision we have, which is why in 2018, we asked her to be our first patron.

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Interim Chair

Rachael McDougall

Rachael joined our organisation in 2012 on a work experience placement through her school. Since then she has progressed through our business in a variety of roles. She works as a Events Producer and has worked with The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Blues and Jazz Festival and Foodies Festival. She took up the role of Interim Chair during the Pandemic.

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Tom Armstrong

Tom is a retired Bank Manager and a massive Big Burns Supper fan. He contributes to Dumfries & Galloway life through several memberships across different social organisations and was most recently the Chair of Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce.

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Karen Clapperton

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Lesley Hill

Lesley works in Marketing for a major multi-national and has been an active volunteer with Big Burns Supper since 2012, helping our logistical team in the control room, and in front of house roles. She is an advocate for the impacts our projects have on the individuals who take part in them, helping to revert the social isolation which is growing in society, and for the positivity our organisation makes to the community. She has been a member of our board since 2017.

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Jamie Milligan

Jamie is the General Manager of the Holiday Inn in Dumfries and the founding chair of the Dumfries & Galloway Hospitality Forum.

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Moira Priestly

Moira is a Manager at Turning Point Scotland leads on our High Tea project with older people, and helps to co-ordinate our front of house at our Festivals. She led our volunteer army for three years and was awarded the Prime Ministers, Point of Light Award in recognition for her efforts. She became a member of our Board in 2018.

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