Nina Graham

Business Adviser


  • Development and sustainability of built (heritage and listed buildings) and land assets including community asset transfers and community hubs

  • Operational and strategic planning to support emerging and growing businesses and organisations

  • Community engagement, building capacity of volunteers, workshop design and delivery, action planning and evaluation

  • Fundraising, making and assessing applications, awarding contracts, measuring impact.

  • Business management (admin, finance, governance, income generation, financial projection, resources) for a wide range of private and public sector industries


What is your role at CEIS?

I have worked as a volunteer, manager, director and consultant in community enterprise in urban, rural and coastal environments throughout Scotland.  I use my experience to support a wide range of organisations with those activities that will help them to realise their ambitions for their communities.  Each one is different and requires support specific to their needs.  I receive the brief, do some research, then meet with the client at their premises.  This gives me a better understanding of their environment, how their organisation operates, and how I can help them.  For me, the best aspect of my job is the diversity, whether influenced by activity or location, and the endless opportunities to learn more about our sector