Scott Darraugh | Associate
Scott is the Chairman of Possabilities and Chief Executive of Social adVentures.
Scott led the set up of Social AdVentures, establishing one of the first public health spin outs from the NHS and overseeing significant growth since its inception. It now delivers a portfolio of public sector contracts alongside social businesses, including a highly successful Healthy Living Centre; a commercial garden centre which also serves as a flagship enterprise working with clients with mental health and learning difficulties; more recently Scott has led the acquisition of a chain of children’s day nurseries (Kids adVentures) using a combination of social and commercial investment.
Scott has been a mutual’s ambassador for the Cabinet Office Mutual’s Programme providing support and mentoring for those with aspirations of developing new delivery models. In 2011 Scott was one of the UK’s Top 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs and Social adVentures was commended in the Public Sector Innovation Awards. In 2012 Social adVentures won the converted RBS SE100 Growth Champion Award after growing by 262% and in 2014 Social adVentures was UK Health and Social Care organisation of the year in the Social Enterprise Awards.
He now works with Mutual Ventures as an associate, supporting other public service and third sector leaders to set up and grow new social enterprises.