We are very lucky to be supported by a growing group of local advisers and supporters and the below are just some examples of these...

Steve West, Vice Chancellor of the University of West of England and Chair of regional LEP;

 

Canon Dr John Savage CBE, Chair West of England Initiative and Bristol Royal Infirmary;

 

Darren Jones MP;

Andy Street, Chair, InHope, FairShares and Bristol City Funds;

 

Alex Chalk MP;

 

Wera Hobhouse MP;

 

Claire Perry MP;

 

Michelle Donelan MP;

 

Hugh Brady, Vice Chancellor of Bristol University;

 

Professor Ian White VC of Bath Uni;

 

James Durie, CEO of Business West, The Initiative and Chambers of Commerce;

 

David Owen, CEO of Gloucestershire LEP;

 

Ken Loach, social campaigner and film director;

 

Alan Bailey, Chairman Low Carbon SW and serial entrepreneur;

 

Marcelle Spellor OBE, Founder Localgiving and  trustee of New Philanthropy Capital;

 

Jaya Chakrabarti, Board member of SWIG Finance;

 

Jeremy Sell, Bath based growth, institutional investor and IPO expert; 

 

Alastair Sawday, publisher and environmentalist;

 

James Moore, Founder, CSBA;

 

Peter Capener, Founder Bristol and Bath Community Energy and Trustee at Power To Change;

 

Alan Bec RSA SW Fellowship Councillor;

 

John Pontin OBE;

 

Dave White Founder and CEO White Bruce;

 

Ian Townsend, CEO of Bristol Green Capital Partnership; 

 

Mohammed Sadiq, Chair Bristol Green Capital Partnership;

 

Tony Greenham, Director of Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing, RSA;

 

Peter Lipman, Chair Transition Network;

 

Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition Towns movement;

 

Sir Jonathan Porritt, past Chair of SW RDA;

 

Dave Hunter, Trustee Bristol Pound;

Simon Cooper, Society of Merchant Venturers, chair of the Schumacher Society, director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative;

 

Peter Holbrook, CEO Social Enterprise UK;

 

Andrew Garrad, Society of Merchant Venturers and Cabot Institute;

 

Ken Simpson, Regional Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses;

 

Seth Tabatznik, Founder of Berti Investments;

Karen Morgan, OBE, Vice Chair University of Gloucestershire and Wallscourt Foundation

 

Edward Hoare, banker and philanthropist;

 

Colin Skellett, CEO Wessex Water; Professor Olinga Taeed, Founder Blockchain Alliance for Good;

 

Barbara Mellish, President Blockchain Alliance for Good;

 

Charlie Thomas, Fund Manager of  Jupiter Ecology Fund and Jupiter Responsible Income Fund;

 

Chris Coles, Bath social entrepreneur and finance sector specialist;

 

Alastair Singleton, Founder Hanover Fox headhunters;

 

Peter Macfadeyn, ex-Mayor of Frome;

 

Molly Scott-Cato MEP;

 

Merlin Hyman, CEO Regen SW;

 

Peter Madden OBE;

 

Jamie Pike, Founder of Bristol Coexist and Canteen;

 

Oliver Mochizuki, Founder and CEO of Fundsurfer;

 

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Cooperatives UK;

 

Gavin Eddy, Social/Angel Investor;

 

Tom Sain, Investment Manager;

 

Tom Carnac, Mission 2020;

 

James Perry and Charmian Love, Co-Chairs of B Corps UK;

 

Paul Cobham, Social/Angel Investor;

 

Stephen Dawson, Venture Capital pioneer and Angel Investor;

 

Luke Lang, Co-Founder Crowdcube;

 

Chris Shaw, Chairman of Savings Champion;

 

David Freed, Founder Deeley Freed Estates and The Park Community Centre;

 

Trevor Osbourne, Chair The Osbourne Group, Governor and Trustee of Bath Spa University, member of the Bath Initiative and Greater Bath Ltd;

 

Henry Meakin, Founder, GWR.