Craig set Stepping Out up because he could see the potential for public services to be transformed by the introduction of enterprise. A high reputation, serial social entrepreneur, Craig founded the £7 million UK disability social enterprise VoiceAbility. Author of ‘How to Step Out’ and ‘Your Chance to Change the World’, he is a regular columnist for The Guardian and MJ. Craig has an MBA from the Open University and is a Trustee of social investor Impetus Trust.
The social enterprise stage provides the perfect platform for those seeking a sense of validation that they are unable to give themselves. Craig Dearden Phillips reflects on what drew him to social entrepreneurship.
Social investors need to work on their image and widen the net if they want social ventures to call. Craig Dearden-Phillips suggests five ways to make the relationship between social investors and social businesses work.