Jess Daggers


Jess brings her expertise in measurement and research to charity, social enterprise and university clients. With a Masters of Research and a PhD in political sociology, which examined the social investment market in the UK, she has a keen interest in taking fuzzy, sprawling topics and turning them into insightful, readable analysis. Jess has completed multiple research projects for clients from the University of Oxford and UN Social Impact Finance to Pecan, a small charity in Peckham. She also supports organisations in developing theories of change and building impact measurement frameworks. Jess has a keen interest in the growth of impact investing and the global obsession with impact measurement, and writes and tweets on the topic. She is an Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Kat Davis


Kat collaborates with enterprises, social organisations and start ups, both social and environmental, enabling her clients to better achieve their missions. She has diverse experience ranging from organisational development and strategy to strengthening operational delivery and prototyping in response to complex challenges. She is adept at working in innovation environments and central to all her projects is a participative, design thinking approach to research and problem solving, believing the value and potential of any initiative lies in better connecting people and their ideas. Kat originally trained and worked as an architect and urban planner, specialising in community-led change, place-based co-design and sustainability, and transitioned to working in the social and environmental change space in 2013. She is a fellow of both the On Purpose programme and the Finance Innovation Lab.

David Floyd


David is the co-founder and Managing Director of Social Spider CIC, where he supports, researches and writes about social enterprise development, social innovation and social investment. He was co-author of Social Investment Explained, a guide to social investment for charities and social enterprise published as part of Big Lottery Fund’s Big Potential investment readiness programme, and has carried out research on social investment for the Ministry of Justice, RBS and the Centre for Public Impact at Boston Consulting Group. David was project manager for the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation-funded Alternative Commission on Social Investment and is a founding member of Flip Finance.

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Matt Fountain


Matt is the founder and Managing Director of the Freedom Bakery CIC, a Glasgow-based social enterprise with a training facility in HMP Low Moss that trains people in custody in artisan baking and enhances their employability. In order to set up his business, he raised investment via Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) and has written a guide - in conjunction with Flip Finance and Big Society Capital - that aims to help other social enterprises and charities understand how they can secure finance through SITR. In 2016 Matt won Alumnus of the Year from the University of Glasgow for his work in social enterprise.

Dan Gregory


Dan has been lucky enough to gather a considerable range of experience of funding and financing mutual and social enterprises, through developing policy at the highest level and delivering in practice at the grassroots. He has worked for the Treasury, Futurebuilders, the Cabinet Office, Local Partnerships and Social Enterprise UK. He has also worked in France and Germany, and in Brussels on Corporate Social Responsibility. He founded the world's first 'pop-up think tank' - POPse! He now works as an independent advisor under the banner of Common Capital and is a founding member of Flip Finance.