Ray Banks

Programme Manager

Ray joined Firstport in September 2017.

He previously worked on the external advisers programme for the Scottish Academy on behalf of Scottish Government, and gained experienced working with both start-ups and established social enterprises in his business development role with the Social Investment Business.

At the Social Investment Business, he administered funds such as Futurebuilders England, helping to provide loan financing to third sector organisations in England to help them bid for, win, and deliver public service contracts; the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, a mixture of loans and grants managed on behalf of the Department of Health; and Communitybuilders, offering grant and loan finance on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government to organisations looking to establish community hubs.