Andrew O'Brien is the director of external affairs at Social Enterprise UK.
In 2010, Andrew worked for Chris White MP and supported him as he steered the Social Value Act through parliament and helped him in his role as Social Value Ambassador. He then moved to the charity sector, working for the NCVO as senior policy officer, and then becoming director of policy and engagement at Charity Finance Group.
When your message isn’t getting through, it’s time for dramatic tactics. Social Enterprise UK on how their latest public-facing campaign drew from some unlikely sources of inspiration – and why they're ruling nothing out for the next phase.
Recommendations to simplify and clarify the legal framework for social investment by charities have been broadly welcomed by the UK civil society sector. NCVO's Andrew O'Brien analyses the Law Commission's report.