About CaskieCo

CaskieCo  was set up over 17 years ago to bring together many years of experience of working in community settings with people /organisations and enterprise skills to create new opportunities particularly for small organisations and individuals to realise potential.

Over the years we have worked with many different organisations to challenge the status quo and think differently about the issues facing groups and organisations to find new ways of working in changing times. Our approach enables us to build strong relationships with our clients, which often last many years as a result we remain "on call" to organisations when they need advice or input long after projects are completed.

 

 

 

Sandra Macaskill Director 

Sandra set up CaskieCo in 1997. She has a background in both business and community based activities having worked at local, national and international level over the last 30 years. Originally qualified as a community worker (University of Edinburgh and Moray House College of Education) Sandra worked in Possilpark, Glasgow before working with the Scottish Community Education Council. Following a sabbatical in Paris, (France) where she learned to speak French and worked for the OECD and the International Federation of Newspapers Publishers (FIEJ) she came back to Scotland and worked in Economic Development for the then City of Edinburgh District Council and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

CaskieCo has worked on a wide range of projects from enterprise in schools and small business start up/microcredit to project evaluation and community consultations. Sandra recently worked for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme developing a social enterprise Eadha Enterprises of which she is still a director.She also chairs the board of Health in Mind a large mental health and well-being charity in Edinburgh with over 350 staff and volunteers.

 

Sandra loves eating good food, growing things, climbing hills and is currently studying for her Day Skipper so she can drive boats as well as cars... anything to get her out of chauffering for her teenage daughter!