Daisy Ford-Downes

Head of Group Investment Programmes, Firstport

Daisy Ford-Downes

As Head of Group Investment Programmes, Daisy oversees repayable investment programmes across the Firstport Group, which includes delivering the Catalyst Fund, Firstport’s innovative social investment fund.

Daisy’s career in finance and investment has included roles at Deloitte, the Scottish Investment Bank and Foundation Scotland. She has a Masters degree in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, and is a Chartered Accountant and Responsible Finance Clore Fellow.

As an innovative finance enthusiast, Daisy is interested in how doing business differently can get more great ideas into the world, with a particular focus on risk capital for early stage businesses.

Daisy Ford-Downes

Appearing at the following session

High Growth Social Enterprise: Impact, Innovation & Investment

This session will explore how social enterprise structures enable a business to be 100% mission driven throughout its journey, and how the support and investment available in Scotland is helping social enterprises to start, scale and create real change.

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