A social enterprise founder has been named as one of the industry’s top 100 most inspiring women.
Kirsty Thomson, founder and chief executive of The Circle on Staffa Place, has been included in the NatWest WISE100 list.
The list, produced every year by NatWest Bank in partnership with Pioneers Post, recognises the 100 most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise.
Kirsty was the only woman in Tayside to be named on the list. She has worked with and for charities, social enterprises and community groups for the past 20 years, raising more than £13 million for good causes.
In November 2016, she founded The Circle, which offers affordable work spaces to charities and non-profit organisations, as well as opportunities to collaborate and share resources.
She was invited to London for the recognition event where she met fellow nominees.
Kirsty said: “It’s very encouraging to be recognised for the hard work that myself and The Circle team have put in since our launch.
“Attending the recognition event in London provided inspiration and an opportunity to connect with amazing women who are excelling in the area of social enterprise.
“I was very proud to represent Dundee in a room with successful social entrepreneurs from across the UK.”