Scott Darraugh

Scott Darraugh, Chair of the Board

Chair of the Board

Scott Darraugh was appointed as Global Grooves’ Chair in 2017 and has helped to steer the organisation through a period of rapid change and growth.

Scott Darraugh is the Chief Executive of health and wellbeing spin-out, Social adVentures. He is a leading social entrepreneur and an influential voice in the social business sector. Scott has been active in pioneering change in public health services for over 10 years, having been a Project Director in NHS Salford  for over eight years, delivering innovative, community-based programmes to some of the UK’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

In 2010, Scott became Chief Executive of Social adVentures after leading his team of Public health specialists out of the NHS in Salford to create one of the country’s first NHS Social Enterprises. Since launching Social adVentures, Scott and his team have worked to diversify the business and decrease reliance on single contracts. In addition to the health and wellbeing centre, Social adVentures co-owns a community garden centre, Garden Needs, and has launched a series of social enterprise childcare nurseries, Kids adVentures.

Scott has a high profile nationally and has been supporting the Cabinet Office’s public service mutualisation agenda, acting as an officially appointed ‘Mutuals Ambassador’ and providing insight to the journey he and his team have embarked on through public speaking and workshop facilitation. In 2011 Scott was one of the UK’s Top 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs.

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