RePollinate was created by Suzie and Iain Millar, co-founders of The Scottish Bee Company who felt passionately about helping reverse the decline in pollinators across the UK. A percentage of every jar bought at The Scottish Bee Company goes directly to RePollinate.
RePollinate already has several gardens in development, however due to COVID-19, many of these have been put on hold for the time being. We are excited for when we are able to revisit these sites and allow nature to flourish once again.
Over the past two years we have built up a wonderful team who feel passionately about the environment and also have an incredible skill set. Among these supporters were Alan and Noi Hogg who worked hard to help Suzie and Iain establish this charity. We will forever be grateful for the love they gave to us and to nature. As part of their legacy RePollinate will be dedicating a piece of land with an Eco hut to convert into a sanctuary for wildlife, trees, pollinators and heritage in their name.
Iain has thirteen years’ experience in fund management and was struck by how effectively social entrepreneurs were harnessing the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems so co-founded The Scottish Bee Company and RePollinate Charity with his wife Suzie. Iain is also a director of the Sportsman’s Charity, which raises funds for charities working in the fields of sport, children and young people, the disabled and disadvantaged.
‘Having started the Scottish Bee Company we wanted to support the many insect pollinators that don’t produce honey, so we decided to support a sister charity that could fulfil those objectives’.
Jim has over 20 years of experience in senior Finance, Strategy and Operations roles and is currently COO of The Scottish Bee Company. Jim is passionate about our environment and can usually be found outside enjoying the fine Scottish weather. Having worked on CSR projects in previous roles Jim understands how working with dedicated charities such as RePollinate can help organisations surpass their environmental targets.
Fiona has worked in strategic business development & project management throughout her career. She has extensive experience of working in the public and third sectors. Her voluntary roles have included Chair of a Twinning Society and Business Development & Fundraising Director of a community charity.
Suzie is also a director of the Scottish Bee Company with her husband Iain. A law graduate, she went on to become a chiropractor and practiced for 8 years but also wanted to help promote health through clean eating, better movement and kinder thinking but realised quickly that the environment in which we live governs all of these things. Without a healthy functioning ecosystem the rest is pointless. Hence her shift to protecting and promoting pollinators.
‘Getting involved with RePollinate will allow you to learn about all of the ways you can repollinate the world. Whether it be growing wildflower spaces, turning concrete jungles into havens for wildlife, or learning why these things are important, there are multiple ways to get involved and start making a change’.
Keith Inglis is a secondary school Biology teacher of about 15 years currently working in an Edinburgh High School. He lives in South Queensferry with his wife and two children. Keith is a member of the Marine Conservation Society with a degree in Zoology (Marine Biology). He is interested in conservation, education and travel. It’s great to be part of a group that is taking direct action to protect biodiversity.