Tim is the founder and editor of Pioneers Post, and co-founder of the specialist marketing and communications company Matter&Co, the company behind the Good Deals social investment conference and the RBS SE100 Index.
Through these platforms, he works with corporates, social entrepreneurs, private businesses, civil society organisations and government bodies to promote the fusion of brilliant business and social values, helping to build great brands, compelling stories and sustainable business around social impact and social responsibility.
He studied on the business growth programme (BGP) at Cranfield School of Management, studied business at Warwick Business School and was an undergraduate at Oxford University, where he gained a degree in music – followed by a short stint as a professional opera singer. Tim trained as a newspaper journalist, and held a series of senior editorial posts, before specialsing in public and social policy, business and social responsibility. He founded Social Enterprise magazine (predecessor to Pioneers Post) more than a decade ago, closely followed by Matter&Co.
Tim West, head honcho at Matter&Co, the communications agency behind Pioneers Post, is set to offer mentoring to one of CAN³’s accelerator participants. Here he shares his top tips for storytelling for social enterprises
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"Our sector is so much the stronger for his lifetime of work. I will greatly miss his friendship and his wisdom" – Sir Stuart Etherington on Stephen Lloyd, much loved and respected charity and social enterprise lawyer, who died this week.
A service that ‘shines the spotlight on local food’ in grocery stores and restaurants has got its own name in lights as the winner of this year’s $20,000 Social Enterprise World Forum Good Deals pitch contest.
In their first collaboration, social finance intermediaries Resonance and Ethex are working together on their most ambitious community share offer to date, raising £1m for Stockwood Community Benefit Society.