Matt Townsend believes all enterprises should be social. He has spent the last two years heading up a community transport organisation which has doubled in size and become a thriving social enterprise. He has previously worked as a leader in the housing, education and not for profit sectors.
His ambition is to grow social enterprises to create real and significant impact on issues in our communities. He lives in Norwich with his wife and two young children.
He has written for a number of publications on subjects such as social enterprise, politics and technology. He is currently working on a book about creating impact. He also has an allotment, is a vegetarian and is a Welsh language speaker.
Will changes proposed by the Department of Transport put community transport operators out of business? Or is this a huge opportunity for social enterprises to compete fairly against purely commercial bus operators?