Simon Denny, BA, MA, PhD, FRSA, is Director of Enterprise, Development and Social Impact at the University of Northampton. He helps to lead the Inspire2Enterprise business support service for social enterprises provided by the University of Northampton and delivered by Exemplas.
He has been at the University since 1992, following 10 years in the Army and six years with Tesco. In his time at Northampton he has been responsible for accredited corporate management development, the gaining the delivery of large-scale funded projects, and the development of enterprise support systems.
He was Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Transfer) in Northampton Business School from 2005 to 2010 and has been Professor of Entrepreneurship since 2007. In 2006 he was awarded the University's Court Award for services to enterprise. In 2010 he was granted The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
The social venture sector competes on the basis that it delivers a social value and great business. Now that corporates are looking closely at social value due to the Social Value Act, Simon Denny advises social ventures to hold onto their clothes!