SEUK staff team
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE & FINANCE
- Peter Holbrook | Chief Executive
- Leanne Cripps | PA to Chief Executive
- Marie Magimay | Director of Finance & Corporate Resources
POLICY, COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP
- Celia Richardson | Director of Communications & Policy
- Dan Gregory | Head of Policy
- Olof Jonsdottir | Policy & Public Affairs Manager
- Charlotte Chung | Policy & Research Manager
- Fran Gorman | Head of Media & Communications
- Sam Simmons | Media & Communications Officer
- Temi Odesanya | Membership Officer
BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE
- Nick Temple | Director of Business & Enterprise
- Craig Carey | Head of Operations
- Charlie Wigglesworth | Head of Business Development
- Yvette Cook | Operations Officer
- Nancy Towers | Programmes Officer
Peter is hungry for social justice and believes that social enterprise provides one of our very best hopes. Prior to joining SEUK, Peter was founding CEO of Sunlight Development Trust where he established a network of award winning social enterprises including event catering, community radio and property management to fund the services.
He's a member of the Government’s employee engagement taskforce, Chair of the Social Enterprise World Forum, and a board member of Big Society Trust overseeing the delivery of Big Society Capital. Peter has previously worked for Oxfam, Greenpeace, Marks & Spencer and Body Shop International.
Leanne Cripps | PA to Chief Executive
Leanne provides Personal Assistant support to Peter Holbrook and the other members of the Senior Leadership Team. She also leads on Governance support for Board and Council meetings and elections. And if that’s not enough, given how busy Peter’s diary is, Leanne provides office management for the organisation. The place would grind to a halt without Leanne here.
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As well as working at SEUK, Marie works one day a week (Thursdays) for Campaign for Learning as their Finance Director. Marie has held previous roles at Kids City, RedR, Wandsworth Womens Aid, Stonewall and WaterAid.
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Celia spent sixteen years in the not-for-profit sector before moving into social enterprise. Her experience spans working with some of the UK’s biggest campaigning charities and small community groups. Her areas of specialism are brand development, stakeholder engagement and media.
Celia has twice been named among the most influential 1% of the UK’s PR industry, thanks to some great teams she has led. In 2012 her team at SEUK won the Third Sector Big Impact Award for its campaign to support the Public Services (Social Value) Act. Celia went to Ashridge Business School. She is currently directing the Social Economy Alliance as part of her work at SEUK.
#Buysocial Celia is often to be seen sporting her Elvis and Kresse bowling bag.
Dan has been working to support social enterprises for the last ten years, developing policy at the highest level and delivering in practice at the grassroots. He has worked for the Treasury, Futurebuilders, the Cabinet Office, and delivered the Department of Health's SEIF fund.
Over the past few years he has been working under the banner of Common Capital, developing policy work for SEUK, NCVO, ResPublica, ClearlySo, 3SC, NCVYS, the Big Local Trust and the British Council, among others. Dan also specialises in support for social enterprise 'spin-outs', as well as 'pop-up' businesses, helping to run Pop-Up Bristol and Pop Shop Wiltshire - a social enterprise selling local, ethical, social and green products.
Ólöf specialises in public services policy and leads SEUK’s political work, including managing our political campaigns and the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Enterprise.
Ólöf is a trustee of MySI, a charity that helps young people to set up their own social enterprises, and is also very proud to play in her local brass band, Regent Brass.
Ólöf has MAs in International Relations and French from St. Andrews and King’s College London.
Charlotte works to engage social enterprises with the Government's business growth and green agenda, and is the policy lead on our Social Investment and Finance Programme.
Charlotte coordinates our Social Investment Forum, working on a range of issues including fair tax incentives for social investors and supporting social enterprises to access finance. She is also currently working on SE UK's flagship piece of research the State of Social Enterprise Survey 2013.
With a background in post-conflict recovery and development she strongly believes in business as a vehicle to rebuild economies, communities and trust in working together.
Nancy's background is in project management and community development in health and social care for the charity sector - this has included running dragon’s den style events with Foundation Trust Hospitals, getting stuck in a lift dressed as a red pepper and establishing a successful mentoring scheme to support young people recovering from mental illness.
Now converted to the social enterprise model, Nancy is interested in the changing developments in health and works on the Building Health Partnerships commissioning programme, which aims to improve people’s access to health care through better local health commissioning.
#buysocial Nancy suggests Rubies in the Rubble Pear and Walnut Chutney.
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Fran looks after press, web and marketing. Get in touch if you’re a journalist after a story or a social enterprise with a story to tell. Interested in collaborating with others to raise awareness of social enterprise through engaging and simple campaigns.
Fran has more than ten years experience working in PR and Comms in the charity and private sectors with organisations including the Mental Health Foundation, Nuffield Hospitals, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Land Rover and Revlon.
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Sam works as part of our busy comms team, shouting about social enterprise in the media and from any online platform he can get his hands on. Sam comes from the charity world, working on global campaigns for a range of humanitarian organisations.
He has BA in International Relations.
Right now, he’s interested in consumer spending habits and getting more people to buy from social enterprises.
Vive la #buysocial revolution!
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Temi looks after all of our lovely members, supporting them and making sure they're at the heart of SEUK's work. Temi is well experienced in all things social enterprise having previously worked at coworking space Matthews Yard and Social Firms UK, and currently undertaking an MA in Social Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College.
Temi has BSc in Politics and International Relations.
Before joining SEUK, Nick was working as an independent consultant with a organisations including UnLtd, Skills Third Sector, The Guardian, Venture Partnership Foundation, Stepping Out, British Council and the London School of Economics.
Nick also co-founded and helped run POPse!, the world’s first pop-up social enterprise think-tank, and is on the board of the SROI Network.
Nick was previously the Director of Policy & Communications at the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Craig manages a range of programmes, projects and events at SEUK, and also works with partners to secure the best deals on business support for our members.
Craig has over 10 years experience providing business advice, using the best of business to help charities, social enterprises and NGOs build their capacity to help their organisations grow and be sustainable.
Craig is chair of MySI, a charity that works with young people to help them develop their ideas to set up social enterprises within their communities.
Craig has an MBA and degree in Economics.
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Charlie is responsible for managing and growing SEUK’s relationships with corporate partners, helping find sponsors for events and publications, and building closer links between social enterprises and the wider private sector to create real social value. He's also the first port of call for anyone interested in finding out more about SEUK’s consultancy work.
Charlie has six years experience working with clients across the public, private and third sectors delivering events, training and consultancy on public policy issues. He has extensive experience of business development and account management, developing bespoke packages for a wide variety of clients from large multinationals to small charities.
Charlie has an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.
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Yvette works as part the Business & Enterprise team, supporting the delivery of SEUK’s projects, programmes, events, training, support and consultancy. She also the person to talk to if you're interested in our international work, speaker bureau and social enterprise towns.
Yvette loves working in the social enterprise sector and with all the amazing people in the movement. Yvette is currently volunteering with the social enterprise, Brigade, which shares SEUK's home - The Fire Station. She also lives in London with social enterprise Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians.
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