Crossing Countries graduates.

On Monday 25th April the Melting Pot held the Next Big Social Thing to celebrate the achievements, in the last seven months, of their awardees on the Social Innovation and Incubation Award programme. Along with 9 other innovative social entrepreneurs Crossing Countries were showcased to funders and potential partners.

Yvonne Strachan, head of equality, human rights and third sector division, of the Scottish Government said “What they are doing is incredibly important for our future.”

During these seven months Jean learnt about business planning, marketing, branding, leadership, resilience and herself! It was an invaluable experience and has made Crossing Countries a more realistic and sustainable business, although like all the other amazing social enterprises on the programme they will continue to dream big and fight for everyone to be seen as valuable members of society