Julie is commissioning editor for Pioneers Post. A highly experienced editor and writer, she is passionate about using her communication skills to help others get their messages across vibrantly and accurately.
Julie trained as a magazine journalist at Cardiff University, following a degree in social and cultural studies from Nottingham University. She works on projects which do good - recently she's edited a book for foster carers and contributed to a publication for GPs to inspire positive changes in the health service. Her clients include not only social enterprises and charities but also private companies and government departments whose work is embedded in positive social values.
She lives in a small off-grid house on a hillside in Catalunya, working on equipment which is mostly powered by the sun and the wind.
In a UK-first, a social impact bond is being used to launch a scheme for young people with special needs to learn to use public transport on their own. The aim is to save councils money as well as improving young people's independence.
The Big Issue co-founder and crossbench peer wants to see social enterprise reach the parts of society that big business cannot reach. But he says the government must do more – like publishing a social enterprise strategy.
The UK prime minister gives a wide-ranging speech outlining that her ambitions for post-Brexit Britain rest on notions of mutual responsibility and helping those who are "just getting by". She also mentions social finance.