Derek Gardiner


Investment Manager with Social Investment Scotland
Available Thursdays
All appointments are 30min


As an Investment Manager for Social Investment Scotland, Derek Gardiner specialises in helping Social Enterprises/Charities access Social Investment. Derek has almost 30 years of commercial and corporate banking experience. He worked primarily as a Relationship Manager, visiting clients, working face to face to discuss potential funding and developing lasting relationships. He has a strong record in developing business plans and reviewing financial information. He is passionate about the potential social impact of a business and the people behind the projects, not just the numbers.

Areas of expertise

  • Spotting opportunities
  • Growth plans
  • Loan Finance
  • Social impact
  • Business plan development