About Us

About Us

The Circle is an award-winning Community Interest Company with a More Than Profit® ethos. A More Than Profit® business aims to use its profits to fund positive social change.  

The Circle launched in 2016. It is based in Dundee, with hubs across Scotland. 

The Circle Workspaces operates fair rent, flexible and supportive workspaces in Dundee and Glasgow for socially minded organisations.  

The Circle Consultancy offers easy-to-access business advice, bespoke training and professional networking opportunities.  

The Circle Academy provides Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) accredited business training for social entrepreneurs and businesses with a More Than Profit® ethos.

For three years running, The Circle has been named on the NatWest SE100 list, a list of the UK’s top 100 social enterprises, and Founder and CEO Kirsty Thomson has been named in the NatWest Wise100 2022.

Find out more by watching the video below. Beautifully shot by Son of The Sea and edited by Avian Studio

The Circle CIC More than Profit social enterprise

Our Vision

The Circle contributes to a vibrant, enterprising and sustainable community with improved quality of life, allowing the whole community to fulfil their social aspirations through upskilling, work, volunteering, social, educational, and leisure opportunities.

Our Mission

To provide a facility for charities, social enterprises, and socially responsible commercial businesses to access education, training, offices (fixed or co-working), meeting spaces, advice, information and guidance, educational resources, and social and leisure opportunities. The Circle ensures the long-term viability of this resource through diverse income streams.

More Than Profit

/mɔː/ /ðan,ð(ə)n/ /ˈprɒfɪt/

  1. Organisations or individuals operating under any legal structure which has an aim to create positive social or environmental impact through ensuring sustainable, reliable, and diverse income streams.

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Our Social Impact

Social Impact Report 2022-23

Our sixth social impact report demonstrates how our team pulled together in the face of a particularly challenging year and introduced a new service alongside delivering on our social impact goals.

Social Impact Report 2021-22

For our fifth social impact report, we digitised and created a web page of our impact. We launched our report with our first hybrid event.
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Social Impact Report 2020-21

The Circle team have shown tremendous resilience and determination during this very challenging year. Our fourth social impact report really demonstrates the growth of our services and team.

Social Impact Report 2019-20

A look at how we continued supporting our community during the pandemic.