Claire Carpenter


Claire founded The Melting Pot – one of Europe’s first coworking spaces – in 2007, in her adopted home city of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Through nurturing a culture of creativity, collaboration and commitment amongst members, staff and Trustees alike, the business has grown to be a well-established hub for social innovation in Edinburgh.

Claire is an entrepreneur, with a passion and commitment for taking ideas into reality, she is driven and committed to supporting others to do the same.

In her time at The Melting Pot Claire led the strategic direction of the business and navigated numerous challenges during the 16 years we have been open. She is innovative, resourceful, and resilient and these skills enabled her and the team to build a successful and award-winning social enterprise that is well regarded in Edinburgh and beyond.

Claire now runs her own coaching business and spends time having adventures in her van.