Kat Davis@_kat_davis https://www.linkedin.com/in/katsdavis
Kat is an independent consultant working with social enterprises, charities and innovative organisations on a range of areas from service design and organisational development to business planning and strategy. She is passionate about enabling people to turn their ideas into actionable, user-focussed solutions. This approach of problem-solving with people, and not for them, runs throughout the diverse range of projects she has worked on. Kat is a founding member of Flip Finance, a trained design professional and an On Purpose fellow.
David Floyd@davidsocialsp https://www.socialspider.com
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.Read David's blog
Matt Fountain@fountain_matt https://www.freedombakery.org
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. Matt joined Flip Finance in April 2016.
Dan Gregory@CommonCapital https://www.commoncapital.org.uk
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.