Chief Executive, Glasgow Together CIC
Barry Mochan is calling time on high re-offending rates and the lack of opportunities that prevents people from rebuilding their lives after prison. As chief executive of Glasgow Together CIC, he leads a company with a pioneering approach to rehabilitation, regeneration and partnership. He employs ex-offenders to construct new houses and refurbish others, the project transforms lives and has proven commercially sustainable. He has delivered more than £150 million in property refurbishment and new-build projects.
Glasgow Together recently announced that it had raised £2 million through a Social Investment Bond. This fundraise will allow it to purchase and refurbish several existing properties as well as construct new homes. Over the lifetime of the five-year bond, Glasgow Together will be able to train and mentor an estimated 100-150 ex- and current offenders.
“Every day I’m motivated to help those written off by society. At Glasgow Together, we work with people who want to change and contribute to society; it’s our job to give them the tools and opportunities so that they can transform their lives.”