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Dan Gregory

Dan has 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 England, the Cabinet Office and in delivering the Department of Health’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund at Local Partnerships. 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!

Dan has led the development of a number of pioneering developments in practice, including supporting business planning and development of around 50 Right to Request staff-led public sector ‘spin-outs’. He authored The Right to Run, a practical guide for public sector staff thinking about setting up a mutual or social enterprise, the NCVO Commission’s Report on Tax Incentives for Social Investment, HM Treasury’s Guidance to Funders and Purchasers and Cabinet Office’s Consultation on the Social Investment Bank.

Dan has recently been working at a policy level on behalf of NCVO, ClearlySo, Social Enterprise UK, ResPublica, NCVYS and Social Finance. He has worked on the practical challenges facing spin-outs with Mutual Ventures, the Baxi Partnership and Stepping Out. He works at a more local level with Meanwhile Space CIC, Pop-Up Bristol, Wiltshire Councils and youth charities. He is also part of a TSRC-funded academic team exploring the nature of innovation in public service spin-outs. He spends some of his time as Director of Policy for Social Enterprise UK and the Social Economy Alliance.

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...

The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the...