Helen Heap is a social investor and the founder and CEO of Seebohm Hill Ltd, a Liverpool-based social investment consultancy. She has co-authored several papers and a book on social finance and has undertaken detailed research on the social economy of the Liverpool City Region and north west England. Helen is a Visiting Fellow at The Heseltine Institute for Public Policy & Practice, Chair of Governors for Studio@Deyes, a non-executive director of Lydiate Learning Trust and a Trustee of Local Solutions.
Seebohm Hill works to bring together the skills, capabilities and financial resources within the local business community to enable social organisations to provide innovative solutions to societal problems. Using an analytical approach to understand what is required, we look to fund early stage, community-based social organisations with risk capital that is sufficiently patient that it will support and develop a financially sustainable enterprise, even in very challenging market conditions.