The transition of strategy and vision into practical programmes and solutions has always played a key role in my work. I enjoy debate, love hearing from others and most importantly, working out how to make positive change happen.
In my first real job, c.1998, I worked on the implementation of recycling at outdoor events including Glastonbury Festival. Working with other colleagues and stakeholders we worked on plans to scale up recycling and reduce waste at one of the worlds largest outdoor events.
In the early 2,000’s I was working with the Community Recycling Network UK. As recycling targets were set at 5% we were promoting the concept of Zero Waste.
While first CEO at social enterprise start up agency Firstport I set up the Social Entrepreneurs Fund. While some were questioning demand, we quickly noted that quality of ideas and applications also increased once the fund became established.
If we don’t have a vision for the world we want to create then it will never happen. Change can be slow but we should remain ambitious, challenge targets and processes. If you aim high you’ll make progress.
Can I help you set your vision? Can I help you plan event agendas to get people inspired?